I have seen these two bits mentioned a lot in this forum, but I don't have a very clear understanding as to the difference between them. I get the structural differences, but what do they do for the horse differently? What kinds of horses are they better for? Or are they interchangeable?
For reference, these are the two bits I am talking about:
Jr. Cowhorse: Metalab Stainless Steel Junior Cow Horse Roller Dog Bone Gag Bit 5 3/8'' Stainless Steel - Rakuten.com Shopping
Tender Touch: http://www.smithbrothers.com/reinsma...t/p/X3-013163/
I am not new to barrel racing, but most barrel racers in my area are fad chacers and just go with the newest, biggest, fanciest bit that has been endorsed by someone famous. I am finding it rather difficult to learn some of these things from any of the "trainers" in my area. I actually own the tender touch and it worked wonderfully on my old horse, however I am starting over with my new mare (who is currently in a d-ring snaffle with a roller) and I want to educate myself as much as possible before moving her up into anything else. Any help in this area is greatly appreciated.
Sorry for the long post and all the questions.