Now obviously I disagree - for any type of riding, English or Western. Balance comes from proper training and riding and conditioning. But I wanted to know has anyone else heard/been told this? That they should use bit X because it will help their horse balance up? I know I see it all the time in catalogs "great for balancing the horse in corners and lifting the shoulder" and stuff like that and it just makes me so mad! Sorry - pet peeve! Just wanted to rant/share and hear other's reactions!