I figured when posting I'd probably get a nice backlash of people with strong opinions on whether or not I should be training, readiness, blah blah blah, it is a forum after all but please let's not turn this into anything more. I thought maybe this would be a friendly place. I never said I wasn't experienced with horses, just newer at breaking them from the beginning. I'm surrounded by horse people from different veiws, from western barrel racers and halter showers to some good friends who race TBs. I was just asking opinions of a nice bit to start a young stud off with who will be used for western riding, trails, possibly barrels in the future.