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post #1 of 9 Old 06-21-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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O ring combination bits

What do you guys think of O ring combination bits? I have always wondered about them, good bad? I like the idea of the nose band and being a simple snaffel? Anyone ever tried one? I put up a picture of one, not that im really looking at that particular brand. I also don't think I would need a twisted wire snaffel. Just a plain one but to give you an idea

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post #2 of 9 Old 06-21-2012, 06:10 PM
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if you could get one without the rawhide, I don't see it being TOO bad as long as its a smooth snaffle and not a twisted one. Rawhide just can be preally painful and rub a nose raw, so I would get some vet wrap and wrap it in a pretty color if you can't find one without rawhide.


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Yes I have used them on younger horses on the pattern that don't really need to up the bit, they just need a little nose control. I really miss ours....I have no idea where it went but need to get another.

And the nose isn't rawhide, it is rope.

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post #4 of 9 Old 06-21-2012, 06:37 PM
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rope or not I myself think it still looks a little harsh and I would wrap it with something.


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That is what im looking for a little nose control to help with, I hope someother people have comments about it. :) thanks both of you
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post #6 of 9 Old 06-22-2012, 12:11 AM
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It's a nice bit..The rope really isn't that harsh, especially when broken in. If you think it's too harsh you can wrap it in vet wrap two or three times.. I ride Nikki is a snaffle combination bit with a rope nose and have it wrapped a few times with vet wrap and no problems.

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Thanks, that's what I was thinking the rope once broken in wont be that horribly bad, with the help of vet wrap it should be ok. I wanted to give the bit a try I was just looking for some opinions on it.
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oh yeah I don't mean its harsh in general, I just meant that is may need a wrap or 2 of vet wrap. I can understand a horse needing nose control.


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The one I have came with the softest rope. It's a twisted dogbone mouthpiece and the noseband was ridiculously soft, I was super surprised by it.
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