A friend of mine at the barn has been using parelli for about 8 months and it's done wonders for her horse. Since she was there, I decided to try paul with just the parelli halter instead of a bit. I can't believe such a difference was possible. He was much more responsive with the parelli and didn't fight me on his left turns as much as with the bit. I don't know if i'll ever use a bit again for him. For a first timer, he did an incredible job.