Sierrams1123: Why do you use the twisted wire instead of the straight?
Its the one I prefer and the only one I have ever used. My mare responds well with it so I will continue to use the twisted. Although the 2nd bit is a form of a gag bit, I feel it is more similar to the twisted snaffle I use.
The twist causes edges that result as pressure points in the horse's mouth. Meaning its a bit "more bit" then a straight would be.
Although most of the time I do not need much in my mares mouth I still need something to help me apply the correct pressures that I need during a run.
My mare is very well trained so I am not covering up training flaws.
I just prefer the twisted, that is really what it comes down to.
I have ridden her in a straight before and just did not like the way she worked off it.