Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
I'm very glad to hear that, Spirithorse! I was worried that it would rotate up and create a curb effect, or be too severe, but he loves this bit!
What I really like about it is that when the rider picks up, say the left rein, the left side of the mouthpiece "opens the door" and it makes it very, very clear to the horse. I experimented one day with that idea and I would put just a slight touch on one rein and my horse's corresponding ear turned in that direction. It was really cool to see him go "Over there?"
And then when I've put him back in his double jointed snaffle I can tell a huge difference.....he's not as forward in his gaits and I feel slight tension...not out of fear but it's like a "My tongue is trapped!" kind of tension, if that makes any sense lol. But when I have the combo bit on him he's nice and forward and very relaxed.