In all seriousness, this thread has made me question on thing about my horse. I recently switched him into the french link. He has been rather eager for the bit since the change. I was not coordinated one day and had taken his halter off before being fully ready go bridle him (sometimes I am bad like that). He reached over and took the bit into his mouth to play with. It was like my horse said "here let me take this and help you because you clearly need it.". Is this not normal? If he is supposed to hate a cold piece of metal in his mouth why did he reach over and take it?