Just for the sake of the question.. and answers... so, go 'head.
On Gonzo, I use a slowtwist eggbutt.
Luke and Rocco have elevators..
Milo has a rubber pelam (sp?)
Rupert has a d-ring snaffle..
What 'bout you guys?
For starting young ones in the very beginning, a simple loose ring snaffle. For when they progress a bit in their training or when I want to give an older horse a refresher course, a kindof D-ring snaffle. On all of my old finished horses for general work, I use a bit almost exactly like this.
I used to ride with just a simple ported curb bit, then my appy went blind and I had to switch to a direct reining bit. I can ride him in about anything but he needs the direct rein to correct his direction more precisely at times.
Abe normally has been in a simple jointed snaffle(D ring O ring it doesn't matter), I am moving him up to a curb bit with port, short shanks, and everything is jointed. Lol Ok, not the port.. He seems to like it.
Gypsy, who belongs to my DIL, loves her ported curb bit.
Heidi is still in a D ring comfort snaffle as she's not ready for a curb yet.
Lightning(my granddaughters horse) loves his Billy Allen style mouth Kimberwick, which used to be the appy's. I like to ride him in a simple ported curb bit..
Peanut the pony goes in a loose ring snaffle.
I rode Cinder in a jointed curb bit. Haven't figured out what she prefers yet.