Originally Posted by Quixotic
My boy was deemed "too difficult to handle" & put into an early retirement because his owner kept sticking harsher & harsher bits into his mouth & still couldn't get him to behave & stop running away with her. Funny how I stuck a loose-ring french link snaffle in his mouth & took the time to gain his trust & now he's a complete lamb.
Exact same story with my horse and the exact same bit settled my horse down once I got him. The french link is just so nice on their mouth, no pinching or constant pressure. I ride mine in a D-ring french link, but that's mostly bc it looks better with his head shape