I'm thinking about switching Cope to this bit. Okay...here's the explaination...hope it doesn't get too long.
He's currently in a wonder bit...which for me and him is fine...I ride with a very loose rein and usually don't have to pull back on the bit. He listens to my leg and seat and the reins are more a supplemental directional aid for my legs (he neck reins...). He really doesn't need more than an o-ring snaffle, but he does need some curb action when he's being naughty. I don't think he really needs the leverage the wonder bit gives though...he just needs a little tickle of the curb to remind him it's there. I also don't like the nutcracker effect that the wonder bit can give. And that goes into one of the other main reasons I'm looking to change bits. My husband is hard headed and as per his gender (sorry guys!) he NEVER listens to me. He's constantly got a tight hold on the reins. And he insists that he can ride Cope just as well with the same tack that I use. "Why are you putting the baby bit on him? I'm not a baby! I can use your bit!" Anyway...so that brings me to this bit. I've read that it's supposed to act like an o ring snaffle, but gives enough leverage to use a curb.
My question...do you think it would have the same nutcracker effect?
I've been trying to find it with a three piece mouthpiece with a roller in the middle, but no one makes that. Cope likes a roller, but it's not a neccessity...
Any thoughts? I'm at work today, so I'll be checking back often!