Originally Posted by KylieHuitema
The thing that got me is that my friend's horse worked in a smooth snaffle before this trainer and now only can work in a twisted wire.
Wow. Time to have the horse retrained by someone that knows what they're doing. No pleasure riding horse needs a twisted wire unless there are serious training issues.
I've used one twisted wire once in 20 years and believe me, I needed it. I had a horse that would root so bad he'd pull your shoulders out of the socket and then when he threw you onto his forehand he'd buck and send you over his head. Two days with a twisted wire and he was over it and riding in a snaffle.
I don't even know of any show riders that use a twisted wire, even for jumping. I know some barrel racers that use some pretty heavy metal but that's an entirely different deal with them.