Ok so I'm doing a paper for my trainer on bits, there severity, pressure points, etc. I've started out my research on snaffles, curbs, gags, and hackamores (even though they technically don't have a bit.)
I would like to get as much information and opinion out of people here as possible. I found that a lot of people really don't know the differences, and the severities of their bits and the damages they can cause.
Every time I see a horse acting up and throwing their head it is usually do to the fact that their bits are really hurting them. As I saw in another post, a big factor on top of the bits, is floating their teeth. I recently had the opportunity to see that procedure and ask questions. It is an amazing thing to see and a really important thing to have done, not only for your horses happiness, but yours as well.
Anyway enough of me talking I would like to hear what others think....