Thanks to all. Yes, I am pretty well-convinced that the GM is not to used on the trail. To Gaited, my Peruvian is the most fun, exciting horse. He loves to go, but is also so sweet and willing to learn and try anything I ask of him. All I have to do is show him it's not scary, and he's like Well ok, if you say so. Yes, he's a little hot, but also NEVER boring. I've already had a couple offers from folks to buy him for showing. The previous owner called his bit a "spoon bit". It Did have long shanks. But what bothered me was that he so preoccupied with it, head-tossing and seemed as if that was all he could think about. Corporal, can you tell me the brand and make of the Pelham your horses like? I will surely order one and try it. And Celeste, he does love the trail; he perks up and just loves it when we just walk in the woods behind the horse farm. Can't wait to take him for a real ride, think we'll be good partners. Will try the running mg this wkend.