I think these bits are quite sickly. Even if the rider is soft it's not pleasant. The whole point of these bits is so that it pushes hardly on the top of their mouths . It causes irritation and bleeding and may cause problems tacking up. I don't think bits are the best but if they need to be used then not a stronger but like this. If your horse is strong then a stronger harsher bit is the worst thing ever to do unless you want your horse to be even worse
I personally don’t like them or agree with them, but if they have to be used then it’s ok. I agree with Lauren, they are fine as long as they aren’t abused!
Fine unless the rider abuses them