I wasn't implying that the horse can't carry a french link as easily as a single jount. I just don't have a french link loose ring. The tongue relief is what keeps the horse from picking up the bit. I don't know if it would have that effect with this particular bit (i think it would) but the purpose of tongue relief is to increase the pressure on the bars. A single joint bit will pinch the bars quite badly if used improperly. That said a lot of horses have been ridden and trained in single link snaffles and turned out to be fabulous horses.The thing that matters is the rider and how knowledgeable they are. Horses learn from teh release of pressure NOT the application of it.
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Last edited by kevinshorses; 03-18-2012 at 05:06 PM.