ha, my friend has this bit! she got it from someone who called it a wonder bit and thought it was just a nickname because it can work wonders! that's funny. i had no idea it was used by western riders. she uses it periodically in the show ring with her very giant very hot jumper. i would NOT recommend it for most people. thank you iridehorses for mentioning the gag action! if it's the same bit i'm thinking of, it's one of the harsher gag bits and NOT for anyone who's never used a gag before. KTSpeedhorse, it's comforting to hear someone say that their horse moves well off their leg and doesn't need a harsh bit. if the good old d ring works for you, keep using it!