If and when your horse runs away with you, with a perfectly lovely curb in its mouth, to which he is not responding, you'll see that it's not about the bit.
When you've gained the mental/emotional partnership with your horse, a knotted halter is safe. If you've never gained that, any bit is safe until it isn't.
How do you think horsemen like Klaus Hempfling, the Knie Circus, & the Pignon brothers do incredible things with horses, without even a halter on?
Look on youtube to see these horsemen handling multiple horses in fenceless environments, (like the beach) with no bits, no reins, no halters.
Last edited by Northern; 05-17-2013 at 12:44 AM.