A rearing bit is a very very useful device. Just like any other bit, if in harsh hands it can do damage.
Don't get mad, and don't just believe the first answer you hear.....
I worked with racehorses for many years with TB racehorses, and we routinely used rearing bits on the horses as they tended to be flighty and rear etc etc.....it saved us a lot of horses getting away from handlers and getting hurt. I think if you've ever worked with horses of that kind, or with studs you'd appreciate the usefulness of a rearing bit.
My answer is from experience. When one of these bits is adjusted properly and used in conjunction with being snapped onto the halter it is very effective in getting a disrespectful or flighty horse back in hand. Most people who have issue with these bits don't snap the lead through the bit ring and the halter ring together......then you just have a jaw breaker.......idiots do that.
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