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    01-04-2012, 09:50 PM
  #1
Trained
What type of bit do you run in?

I'm curious on what fellow barrel racers use and how you like them. At home, I like to work my horses in a simple snaffle. But I don't ask for speed at home so control isn't an issue.

In competition I use this bit...


I cover the nosebands in vetwrap and/or a fleece cover.

I'd really like to try this bit though...


My horse is patterned in the events really well. She isn't difficult to control, I don't need to use a tiedown with her. She's really light in the mouth but I do like having a noseband for just a bit of added control when slowing down. I think the bit I am using might just be too much for her now that she's consistant. The shanks may be unnecessary for her...

I have used a wonder bit in the past and do no like them. I don't know what it is, I just am not a fan.

Anyone have any personal experience on the second bit?

What do you use on your horses?
     
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    01-04-2012, 10:32 PM
  #2
Green Broke
I work at home in a snaffle and run in a jr cowhorse short shank 3 piece with roller in the middle. However I recently switched him to a wonder bit and he is much more relaxed and responsive to it. I have considered that second bit you posted just off of a suggestion from someone I know but it being a fairly exspensive bit and me not having a local tack store that carries it or a friend with one Im not sure it'd be worth getting.
     
    01-04-2012, 10:42 PM
  #3
Green Broke
This is the bit I use. It's really nice and the twist is thicker so it's not as harsh. Haven't had any issues with it.

Http://www.amazon.com/Horse-Sliding-Snaffle-Three-Piece/dp/B002NL379K
     
    01-04-2012, 10:44 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I usually use a copper twisted wire snaffle
     
    01-04-2012, 11:00 PM
  #5
Trained
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but it being a fairly exspensive bit
Chicks Saddlery actually has it for $24.99. That's where I got the pictures from. If your still interested in trying it, Chicks is the cheapest that I've seen it.
     
    01-04-2012, 11:04 PM
  #6
Green Broke
Thanks :] I looked around I guess I missed that one Ill definitely being talking to my mom about it the cheapest one I had found was lik 70 including the shipping and my mom definitely wouldnt be ok with that hah :]
     
    01-04-2012, 11:12 PM
  #7
Yearling
A 3 piece 3" shanked little reining bit. He's only started though and so touchy.
That second bit has been one of my favorites, except mine has the noseband attached differently.
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    01-04-2012, 11:15 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I used to switch out bits for charlie for competition and training but then I found out that he's learned which reins I have for which! He knows that my red/white/and blue knotted reins are speed event competition, my white cotton reins are training and my leather split reins are show....its weird.....
Gidget and caseymyhorserocks like this.
     
    01-04-2012, 11:19 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Ya my boy for the most part knows but recently I have been trying him out in the wonder bit so Im using my friends bridle hah
     
    01-05-2012, 10:59 AM
  #10
Green Broke
I ride at home in a smooth snaffle or a twisted snaffle..maybe a hackamore if I am super lazy.
As much as a hypocrite as I feel like, I still run my mare in speed events in my Martha Josey million dollar bit. However, I am super light on her face. After having her run out from me at the AQHA show,she has proven to me that years and years of people jerking on her face just can't be undone.
I hope to run Sassy in a snaffle for as long as I can..I haven't even started her on the pattern what am I talking about LOL.
     

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