My horse loves this bit. Most bits give him anxiety, even with zero pressure applied, but he very willingly accepted this one. Warning, the copper is VERY soft, so if you have a horse that likes to chew on the bit, this probably won’t work. I tried it on one of my other horses that chews the bit and he loved it too… so much so that he chewed it into a weird shape in one minor spot. It’s still usable, but wouldn’t last long with that horse.