spinoff-- plastic bits Question
I'm currently borrowing my trainer's HS Duo loose ring for my guy. He LOVES it. I LOVE it. I have a whole new horse who accepts and seeks contact with the bit, keeps his mouth closed without a tight noseband and is so much calmer and forward to ride. (Yes I said calm and forward - how awesome is that?)
So, it's time to buy my own but the price is putting me off a bit. Would a happy mouth be the same or is the Duo unique? What about those black rubber bits? I've never used a happy mouth or rubber bit and nobody in our barn has one to try. If they are different types of bits I'll just suck it up and get the Duo but if it's different brands of the same thing I could save money. FWIW, the duo is very soft and flexible - almost to the floppy point.
Does anyone out there have insight as to how the Duo compares to a rubber bit or Happy Mouth? Thanks in advance!!