What is the purpose of the Baucher? Bit, especially what is the purpose behind the extra ring that holds the cheekpieces? As far as I know, they are NOT leverage bits, though some people believe so.
I, personally am scared of single-jointed bits of any kind, or for that matter any bit that has a 'nutcracker' action- squeezing/pinching the mouth/bars, poking the roof of the mouth ect. Could this possibly be a safer option?