Dear Mikmar, I show in AQHA, and I also train horses for shows. I have been looking for the great Mikmar Bit that teaches horses to flex and give to the head and lower it all at the same time. When I bought the Mikmar Bit, my mare loved it. The bit is very easy to work in, and gets results fast. I have been using it everyday... and WOW... I can feel the difference! When I went to the show, and put her show bit on her head, she stayed the same, as like she was wearing the Mikmar Bit, and we placed in the top 5! Thank you soooooooo much on your great Bit. I have highly recommended it for all my students.