I’m looking for reviews and thoughts from people who have used a WTP bit (without the extended tongue plate. I have no interest in the one with the actual extended tongue plate, and I’m specifically looking at the eggbutt version.) I liked the idea that the bit wasn’t supposed to hinge upwards and cause roof mouth pain or pinch the center of the tongue, thus being a gentler bit overall. However, this bit seems to be a little on the expensive side, and its marketing is pretty hyped up, so I want real people who’ve had experience with it to tell me what they think, if its actually gentle, if their horse liked it, ect.
WHAT I DO NOT WANT IN THIS THREAD (please read):
-Telling me a bit is only as gentle as the hands; I already know, thanks. I’m just looking for a bit that is more forgiving overall for when I make mistakes, or want to try contact, or when my horse does something unexpected so I don’t accidentally cause him pain.
-Asking why I don’t just use bitless, rubber bits, ect… I just want to find out more about this specific bit and how it works, and examine all the options before making a decision. Comparing the different bits to this one is fine, as long as the main focus stays on this bit.
-Telling me its not a wonder bit. I know. It won’t magically solve any problems; no equipment can. I’m not using it to solve problems. Only training really solves problems, I just want to decide what equipment I want to train my horse in.