Hi! I also love the french link snaffle .. it is very soft and almost everyone likes them. Going back to basics with a soft bit and getting things under control is always a great plan. If you absolutely have to have a little more, Greg Darnell makes an amazing argentine snaffle from sweet iron that is a good intermediate step between a plain snaffle and a leverage snaffle. Remember when you use a leveraged snaffle to pay attention to the curb strap… the pressure in the mouth is affected by how tight you have the strap.