Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
Any other reasons why you don't like the elevator bits? They really aren't very harsh at all and probably cheaper than a Myler you'll find at the tack shop. That's just my advice anyway.
Money isn't really a concern to get a good bit.
I don't really like anything that moves up in his mouth. I had a 1/4" Short Gag Big by Professional's Choice, and I only used it for barrels to lift his shoulder around the turns. I purposefully kept it low in his mouths, for even when I pulled the reins, the gag wouldn't be really doing anything.
This might sound kinda stupid, but he gives too much with a bit with a lot of gag action. With only a 1/4" he would tuck his head to his chest, and I certainly don't want that. In my original post I meant to put that I want a bit or combination that focuses less on his mouth, and more on his nose and head.
I could be completely wrong on how the elevator bit works, but from how the 1/4" gag worked, I can imagine they work similar.