KV, I don't think anyone has taken issue with their normal looking bits like the one you linked. It's those spadecurbahack monstrosities that really bother me.
Their way of advertising those really reminds me of SH8 and his adamant blathering about how his "bridle" can cure whatever problems you have with your horse, no actual training
Frank Evans actually said in one of their commercials, while holding this bit
, "It's very difficult, even for bad hands, to mess up a horse's mouth in this bit. It's really hard to jerk him hard enough that you're gonna hurt him." I'm sorry, but you know what? That little tiny string across his nose is going to hurt if you put any
pressure on it at all and you're talking about people with crappy hands using this bit? WTF is wrong with that picture
? I guess he did get one thing right though, they may not be able to mess up his mouth, just ignore the blood he's got running down his nose from where the string cut him:roll:.
IMHO, any self proclaimed horseman who would say something like that needs to have the bejeebees knocked out of him. I always kinda figured that the idea was to teach better hands, not just slap a contraption on their head that makes it painful to fight or resist and then just keep yanking.