@ CJ82Sky - bits are not breaks - the are old fashioned wired telephones that let us talk directly to our horses.
Love it and its So True!!! Its kinda scary how many riders out there who would rather bit than ride - "Biting" I believe its called.
I had an old coach that use to say, "if your having problem with your horse over fences, go back to the basics and see were YOUR training is lacking, sometimes its the horse, but not all the time. And the best way to see the errors is stripping away all artificial training aids we use and put a nice happy snaffle in the horses mouthand just do some good old trot work... because trot work via flat work, pole work or even jumping little x's. You can find all your little rider errors. If you can't control your horses trot gate from going faster or slower or a completely different gait all together - than how are you suppose to control them at a canter or gallop? Trot is an excellent gait, cause you can't really fake anything if your jumping or going flat work!