No, not even gonna comment on that.
There are ways to slow down horses without bits. Learn to ride dammit! Or get a calmer horse.
Crow will run his tail off if I put an inexperienced rider on him, or even an experienced that's just used to pull the reins.. he's a VERY hot horse! Really stressed out-nervous wreck-"gonna run for my life if I get a reason or just because it's fun"-horse. Still I can ride him bareback in a halter in walk, gait , canter, gallop and even two beat pace with no problems to stop him whatsoever. His regular bit is a snaffle, he works just as well with a shank. Or bitless. Or whatever. Because he listenms to my seat, respect me and knows that the bit isn't a break, it's a mean of communication. If you need shanks for basic stuff like stopping, you're missing the communication.
There I comented anyway.
And I am sorry I even brought it up. I have been on horses 60 of my 62 years. Sell him my hind-end------
THAT horse has been my riding partner for 19 of his 22 years. Learn to ride
--- I think I have probably slid more horses down hills and back up the other side bareback
in my lifetime than any six people and I DON'T ride their mouth in case that was to be the next comment.
I have never had to "reef back" on the bit to get him to slow down. He has never had mouth sores, he has never had issues. He always liked to go-go-go and SO DID I so how he used to travel suited me just fine.
Take a Zanex and get over yourself. Things aren't always as black and white as people think they should be.
Nuff said on this thread it's not yours and it's not mine------------