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    06-21-2012, 07:00 PM
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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    06-21-2012, 07:10 PM
Green Broke
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.
    06-21-2012, 07:25 PM
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.
    06-21-2012, 07:37 PM
Green Broke
Rope or not I myself think it still looks a little harsh and I would wrap it with something.
    06-21-2012, 07:53 PM
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
    06-22-2012, 01:11 AM
Green Broke
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.
    06-22-2012, 01:08 PM
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.
    06-22-2012, 01:19 PM
Green Broke
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.
    06-22-2012, 06:17 PM
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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