Originally Posted by GotaDunQH
Exactly! The Jr Cowhorse bit is nowhere near the TT in it's design, it's mechanics, and it's action in a horse's mouth. The Jr Cowhorse is widely respected and used.
So maybe the difference is in what we call a tom thumb.
This is evil: http://www.horseforum.com/attachment...omthumbbit.jpg
This is a quality bit with a good reputation: http://images.rods.com/RS/SR/Product/214341_L.jpg
Are they not both basically straight shanked and have a single jointed mouthpiece? So that little bit of gag action is what make sit so much milder?
What about this, is this evil or golden? http://www.discountwesternwear.com/i...ts/390_402.jpg
Or this: http://www.onestopequineshop.com/ass...ges/218008.jpg
Are all we are talking about is nuances in the shape of the shank? Because I lump them all in the "tom thumb" catergory. Maybe I should just start calling them all argentine snaffles. Because apparently they don't have a bad reputation.
Now I can sort of see the argument that another joint in the center is better for the horse because it has less nutcracker action. But that also goes for a ring snaffle and a jr cowhorse as well. But that's not what you guys are saying. You are saying something about the tom thumb wayyy different than this: http://images.rods.com/RS/SR/Product/214341_L.jpg
Other than gag action, I don't see what makes one evil and one kosher.