Originally Posted by kevinshorses
I don't own this type of bit but I wouldn't roll my eyes at anyone that did just because of this bit.
When it's absolutely last resort to deal with the horse, then probably yes. But if it's something just "to have more control" (the explanation I got in my case) and used on every horse then I'm sorry, that's NOT a good trainer.
And I agree with justsambam08, some people just use harsh bits to "control" the horse. Because it runs away, or bucks, or rears, or whatever other training issue in first place. Same thing with those mechanical hackamores and such total beginners are using (because it's "nice and gentle"). The worst thing when you try to comment you get a bad look. So I personally don't even try to comment anymore...