I still need to order it.. But I went to gaming practice for 4-h on Monday. I was riding in a D-ring roller snaffle and she told me to go into a gag bit like my friends, which was a wonder bit. I told her about the bit I had used at the barrel clinic and she was horrified by it. She uses some crazy bits on her horses also that I would be horrified to use.
If I do order it, I am going to get a plain dogbone mouthpiece.
The bit is here (#179-the picture right below):
L & W Bits - Lift Bits
I'm a light handed rider, I do a lot of bending/flexing, work on moving hips/shoulders so I'm not using it for more control. Just to help her on her turns. The horse I would be using it on is a Thoroughbred who had race training but never raced and she can run home and I can stop her in a snaffle.
Picture is with her in the bit.
Also I won't be able to get this bit until around July 1st, at our Fleet Farm they have a bit with a little bit more gag, I don't believe it has a curb setback, but it has a plain dogbone. We are going there tonight and I don't know if I should get that and try her in that.
Thanks for reading this dreadly long post...