Why do people use them? Is there an honest to god reason that people need them? Is it a lack of training put into the horse, like do people just want the easy way out? They don't wanna put the time in to there horse that it takes to get to just a snaffle bit?
For example, there's a girl at my barn who has an OTTB. Now I've never really talked o her as she comes out way late cause she's in Uni and super busy. I've seen her ride the OTTB once and she seemed okay. She uses a corkscrew. Now I a not judging her in any way as I haven't been able to ask her why she uses it. Its not my job to pick her horses bit and she seems nice so she probably has a reason for using it. But why use a corkscrew or other harsh bits instead of taking the time to train a horse to be okay with a snaffle?