No Manes, it is another one of your opinions that cannot be backed up by evidence. Which is why you insult instead of give reasons. After all, I ride that same horse bitless, in a snaffle, in a solid shank curb - and sometimes in a Tom Thumb. So unlike you, I know how he rides, both in the TT and in the O-ring snaffle and in the bitless bridle. He does a little better bitless, but shows no real difference when ridden in the O-ring snaffle versus the TT. Does slightly better in the TT than the Billy Allen, maybe because it fits his mouth slightly better. If you can't do it Manes, that is your problem. But it isn't hard.