Originally Posted by waresbear
That's easy, they chew, drool and then keep quiet & give to it.
I guess what I maybe should have asked was this: Most riders I know, myself included, own more than one bit. A horse might be comfortable with all of them and will show that by salivating, giving to the bit, and generally being responsive. However, I'm curious if horses prefer one bit over another the way people prefer different brands of athletic shoes or different types of toothbrushes. How do you judge which bit is your horse's favorite, if he/she has a favorite?