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Is a slow twist considered a training bit or is it a bit that you have to use all the time once you have started with it? Does your horse learn not to respect other softer bits after you have used this bit for some time? Or does it teach him to respect softer bits?
 

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I have never used a slow twist on any horse, nor would I. I consider it too harsh for my tack room. If you have a horse who has been in one, I would think you could find a suitable alternative. I don't like them for any discipline that rides on contact.

I suspect that the many people who use them may take offense, but this is just my opinion and practice.
 

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Reason I ask is because my trainer has been riding my horse for about 15 rides now in a slow twist. I've seen him ride her and he is very good with his hands so I'm not worried about him destroying her mouth. But today I rode her in my soft bit and she had no respect for it at all. What I am wondering about is when I get her back will I have to move up my bit?
 
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