All of you have been very helpful! I never used the bit it's still sitting in the gap between my bed and dresser haha. For all of you asking, I orginially bought the bit because the woman at tractor supply suggested it to me. She claims she has been riding since she was very young I came straight out and told her that i was a new horse owner and needed a bit. I also told her I didn't want one that was very harsh because I obviously hadn't mastered riding and didnt want to cause discomfort to my girl. She gave me that bit and then i made the post on here; after that i talked to one of my friends about it she told me not to use bc it was a harsh bit that isnt really used alot.