'' It is wrong to think that the severity of a bit depends on the lightness of the rider's hand.
Recent studies show that only put the bit in the horse's mouth, create discomfort and damage to the animal, even for the most delicate snaffle bit.
First thing is created a false stimulation to digestion: in fact when the mouth is full salivation begins, the body interprets this signal as if it were to receive the food, something that will not happens!
Salivation, considered acceptance of the bit, is nothing but the physiological reaction that tries to expel, or making more bearable, a foreign body, precisely the bit.
BARS, where the bit is located, have no soft tissue sufficiently meaty and thick to protect the underlying bone, but have only 2 mm thin gum tissue. The underlying bone is exposed to traum,. So the bit causes pain along the trigeminal nerve and neuralgia. ''