I recently fell in love with the Myler Toklat Comfort Bits. My trainer introduced them to me when I started having problems with my gelding last summer. They're like magic LOL. The year before he was schooling beautifully in just a regular D-Ring single joint bit; then he started bracing, locking, not turning as well. I tried him in a loose ring french link before switching & he wasn't a fan. It's done wonders for him! I've schooled in a lot of loose ring french links with my trainer, my girls have always just gone in single joint D's or Eggbutts.