They using the generic version of colt to mean young horse - not the gender.
Any bit is harsh in the wrong hands. I thought we established that many many many threads ago.
We did >-< but these bits are harsh in ANY hand. You put them in the horses mouth and they're harsh. The weight of those rings on that teensy little chain...-shudders-
I went with a hackamore with fleece on it JUST so the horse is more comfortable with some extra cushion. I won't touch the nasty rubber one I bought when I was naive and uneducated.