I've started working this into the rotation for Mia.
She seemed to find the curb strap annoying, but is slowly getting used to it. I wouldn't want to try her on the trail with this yet. The sides move independently for about 45 deg, and there is no nutcracker effect. No idea if it is good or bad...just what I'm trying. I'll need a lot more time using it to know how she likes it.
The bit bsms posted is a great bit to start out in, very similar to the Robards pinchless bit I have been using since I discovered it, every horse goes well in it. You can school good 2 handed but is excellent for neck reining. Before that, I would transition with a dog bone bit but it is good for 2 handed schooling, I found it not so great for neck reining. My recommendation, since it what I have used for every horse with excellent results, it the Robards pinchless bit, the reining one. Sorry, on the iPod, can't put up a link. Posted via Mobile Device