But I noticed something... and I suppose it's something i've never really thought about... I noticed that she's riding in quite a serious bit. And you know, most upper level dressage riders, ride in serious bits. Hell, I ride in a serious bit. But the truth is, I have a horse that goes just fine in a snaffle but I don't get the connection and the true amount of "horse" out of him when I ride in a snaffle. So why do you suppose that people sell horses with the "snaffle mouth" idea, when most top level horses are not snaffle mouth horses!? And why do you suppose that you can't quite get the connection out of a snaffle the way you can from a "more" bit. Maybe i'm wrong... I don't know anything about dressage... maybe you folks know someone who's doing grand prix in a loose ring. I suppose i've just never seen it!