Originally Posted by barnrat
I have never met a horse to chew threw an inexpensive horse.
I think I have.
No, my point was that many very cheaply made bits have rough edges and protruding seams. These can be quite harsh on the mouth, even leading to sores, cuts or general pain. I wouldn't want the horse to get the "wrong idea" due to the blemeshes of a very cheap snaffle. Granted, not all cheap snaffles have this, but I use it as a general rule. I normally borrow a bit, or when I pruchase one, spend about 30-45 dollars. I think you often get what you pay for, but there are many many exceptions to the rule. I'm cheap, I promise.