Ok, we know your obssesed with the horses jumping.. Woopty-doo.. Its not a big thing to me and not even really that impessive. If dressage horses don't need contact to perform, why is every single big-name dressage horse out there pushing on the bit and has foam running down it's front end?? And there isn't a such thing as a harsh bit. They are only more advanced for advanced horsemen.. No bit is harsh if used in the right hands.
~Started young horses in Bosca te Ador, unto the two rein the old Spanish spade, brought them along with two hands that were gentle. Some fine reining horses as ever were made~