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What bit do I use?

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        06-01-2013, 08:58 PM
    I have several bits with that mouthpiece, and never knew they were called Billy Allens...thanks for the link!!!

    I really like them, no horse ever "complains" about them, and even in uneducated hands, the horses seem to work well.

    Should be a good step up from a snaffle, if he is running through it.....but I have seen barrel horses run through bicycle chain gag bits, so I agree, training is a good answer!!

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        06-01-2013, 11:02 PM
    ^ Yes, I LOVE these bits on my horses. So many people have excellent success with them!

    That's one of my pet peeves...Seeing barrel horses with all go and no whoa. It's asking for a disaster. As far as I'm concerned, if I say whoa, loose rein or not, at any gait, that horse should be stopping as of yesterday....I won't make them stop hard at the end of a barrel run, but I like the idea of knowing I am able to. A bit on a barrel horse is for lift, rate, applying pressure where the individual horse prefers, etc...Never brakes.
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        06-11-2013, 09:41 PM
    Maybe a Kimberwicke not sure


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