I use the cross over bitless on my TB, he had cuts on his mouth from sharp teeth causing him to really hate having the bit in , so in order to let his mouth heel up before using the bit again I went bitless. I tried the english hackamore on him but it seemed a bit much for him so I got a cross over. I love the thing and he seems to aswell
Ha after using it I never went back to a bit with him
hehe. I have had him turn bronc on me wearing it and I felt I had every bit as much control in it as I would have if he was wearing a bit in such a situation. I do recommend them, at least to give them a try to see if they work for your horse.