We only use them in small spaces and when using no contact, like starting a young horse or teaching more bend response with lighter touch.
It's a transitional teaching tool,
Some horses do better in it than others
It will hurt the horse it is to ruth on its muzzle use a normal nose band and if you dont have ride with out it it does not help with the contact it helps to keep ther mouthed closed
I would go with a softer bit my pony is very very picky and we started putting stronger bits on him so then he was crazy 😜 but when we put a very soft bit
It sometimes causes rubs on the top of the nose (as seen when used on jumpers) and this rubbing is what causes the better reaction from the horse. It can help with increasing reactions from a horse, but I'm not a fan.
If you use a bozzle they're bitless with a rope noseband. But it is the knots at the ends of the noseband that touch pressure points that makes it possible to be bitless
Thank you for your answer Martin, have you ever used one?
No, it's don't make any better contacts with your horse. But in my opinion it's give a nicely look to your bridle.