All of this information was SO helpful. I was just about to post a new thread about what bit I should get my horse for a new dressage bridle, but I saw this and read everything. There were a lot of things I din't know in this, like the purpose of some of the harsh bits. That's horrible why people would only use PAIN to make their horse listen! My only question now is should I get a French link D-ring or French link Eggbutt? My horse is very quiet and always attentive to me, and he always has his head on contact, but I like the look of a D-Ring better, and the two are very similar. Do you know what would work best for dressage work?