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Bit questions?

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For my horses, I just use a plain single jointed snaffle. That's pretty much all I've ever used, except using a curb bit on my old trainers western pleasure horse, and I'd like to think I have pretty soft hands.
What are your opinions on a twisted snaffle bit? I know a couple gals who use them, and I've heard some different things about them. I'm not planning on ever using them, just wanted to know. Of course, even a snaffle could be abusive in the wrong hands. Technically, you could hospitalize someone with a spoon 🤷‍♀️ One of the trainers at my barn uses it, and it truly has helped her and her horse.
What do you think, and what bits do you use on your horses?
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My opinion of twisted snaffle, I would not choose to use one.
I have learned though to give my horses the final choice of what they like,and what they reject. Personally I don’t like ring snaffles, much prefer an Eggbutt, but Gibbs LOVED his ring, over an eggbutt.

I love the look and feel of Myler bits, I have owned a few, but never have had a horse like them.
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