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The problem with using the waterford to stop him from leaning on the bit is that it may not work - in which case, you now have a horse with an even harder mouth that doesn't mind leaning on harsh bit - putting you in a "what now?" position.
You'd be better off working on correcting the problem through training - half halt her when she starts leaning on the bit, also work to help engage her, ask her to ride in circles and serpentines, most horses have a harder time leaning on the bit when they are turning, bending and their attention is otherwise engaged in what you are doing.
"Riding: the art of keeping the horse between you and the ground."