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post #11 of 14 Old 02-06-2012, 10:31 PM
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I'd go Jr. Cowhorse. I'm thinking of getting one for my girl...

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post #12 of 14 Old 02-06-2012, 10:36 PM
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Originally Posted by sierrams1123 View Post
Your tom thumb similar bit it not recommended for much of anything, I am not as much of a hater as some of the other people are on this forum, I just do not use and have not found any benefits from a tom thumb.

If your horse works well I would recommend using a bit like this (1st picture). Sorrel horse posted a picture of this bit as well but I would not use any of the other bits she posted, they are way too harsh if your horse works well off of a bit like the tom thumb that you are using now.

If you needed a little more, I do not think you will from the info you provided, I would try the 2nd bit next.
Both, like sorrelhorse said, are forms of the Jr Cow Horse bit.

Sorrelhorse: I do not believe the Ported Roller bit (324) that you have pictures is a form of the Jr Cow Horse.
I personally have never seen anyone actually use this bit. However I have seen it marketed at reputable tack shops as a Jr. Cow Horse. It is possible the tag is wrong I suppose.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #13 of 14 Old 02-06-2012, 10:40 PM
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Like many people have said, I love the Jr Cowhorse..Fantastic bit and SO many horses have good results with it and it's a very versatile bit..Based on the bit your horse is used to I would go with a Jr Cowhorse with a smooth mouth piece first and see how that works for you.

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post #14 of 14 Old 02-07-2012, 02:40 AM
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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse View Post
I personally have never seen anyone actually use this bit. However I have seen it marketed at reputable tack shops as a Jr. Cow Horse. It is possible the tag is wrong I suppose.
Yes, I am thinking it is tagged wrong.
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