Originally Posted by Qtswede
I use hollow mouthed bits as a first bit when I start a horse. They are incredibly gentle. They're hollow for weight reasons - think of how much a bit like that would weigh if it were solid.
We use hollow, thicker bits for mouthing the youngsters. They are meant to be kinder and more gentle. I have no idea why they are hollow but makes sense as they would be very heavy otherwise... I guess they feel nice and light in the mouth.
I back my youngsters and start schooling in the sweet iron bits or these with the copper lozenge in.