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post #11 of 16 Old 10-23-2012, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Same thing with Rebel. His mouth was yanked on by kids so now he has an 8'' shank billy allen bit and HOLY COW, I can go draping rein in that bit...But a snaffle? Pssh, please.

I'm lucky with Selena. She's so sensitive we could run barrels in a halter if we wanted. But, who would want to? There's no finesse there with a halter. So, I bit her up a little for it.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #12 of 16 Old 10-26-2012, 08:54 PM
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I'm lucky with Selena. She's so sensitive we could run barrels in a halter if we wanted. But, who would want to? There's no finesse there with a halter. So, I bit her up a little for it.
Same with my gelding. I just run him in a tom thumb now, and he's pretty good in it but he's very picky about his bits. The lighter the better. He's a big baby He jumps wayyyyy better in a halter and can do barrels in either one. But my other horse is another story. He's a hard-mouthed butt-head that needs a harsher bit. That's one reason why he's not my barrel horse. He irritates the fool outta me sometimes
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Same with my gelding. I just run him in a tom thumb now, and he's pretty good in it but he's very picky about his bits. The lighter the better. He's a big baby He jumps wayyyyy better in a halter and can do barrels in either one. But my other horse is another story. He's a hard-mouthed butt-head that needs a harsher bit. That's one reason why he's not my barrel horse. He irritates the fool outta me sometimes
I will not start the age-old Tom Thumb debate. If you're curious, you can read up on these previous discussions:

Tom Thumb bit.........

Are Tom Thumb bits Cruel?

And you'll find a bizillion more if you "search" on the forums.

Just sayin'.

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I will not start the age-old Tom Thumb debate. If you're curious, you can read up on these previous discussions:

Tom Thumb bit.........

Are Tom Thumb bits Cruel?

And you'll find a bizillion more if you "search" on the forums.

Just sayin'.
Oh my gosh!!

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Tom Thumb Bit with Copper Rollers

This is the one I ride him in, we've used that one since before I got him. I never thought that was one reason why he was holding his head so high. I had heard all the comments about the TT being a more harsher bit, but he was doing great in it so I didn't think anything about it. So I'm going to start trying new bits. Thanks!
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Yeah I wasn't going to say anything but I agree on the TT thing. :) These are my pleasant alternatives:

Billy Allen Bits | BuyTack - Abetta Horse Bits

Jr Cow Horse Bits - The Tack Stop

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Hahha, Thanks Sorrel :)

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