I have different bits for different things...
My favorite bit for doing slow/schooling work is my Myler Level 1 D-Ring. Its gentle, my horses work well in it and seem to enjoy it.
I start horses in a french link full cheek snaffle. It helps getting the concept of turning down having the full cheek piece as a reinforcement. Plus the bit will not slide through their mouth.
I have a Junior cowhorse, 3 piece mouthpiece with a copper roller, 5 inch shanks. I use this on one of my horses for gaming events. The majority of my horses don't like this bit, so I rarely use it.
The most common speed event bit I have is a gag/hack. 3 piece mouth. One of my horses is a very strong runner and will blow through the events. Its not a training error, he's the best horse we have, but is strong in the arena.
I have a sweet six bit with a large chain mouthpiece that I adore. But my upcoming barrel horse is not ready to move into that yet.
I have various other bits as well. I like my hack and trail ride in it frequently.
Just depends on what im doing and where im going...
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