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post #1 of 21 Old 03-07-2012, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Changing bits?

will it really effect the team if you would change bits? The guy I got my horses from kept the bits and the collars... I don't remember right off hand what he had in them but he ordered them from some place.

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post #2 of 21 Old 03-07-2012, 10:32 AM
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Yes, a change in bit could very much effect the horses. I would suggest contacting the previous owner and asking what the bits they are accustomed to were.
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post #3 of 21 Old 03-07-2012, 11:40 AM
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will it really effect the team if you would change bits?
Yes.

The longer answer is of course it does! You (should) select a bit appropriate to horses dental conformation and it's way of going and this is all the more relevant when driving multiples.

You have to understand the action of the bit you select and have to appreciate itís effect in combination with the hands of the driver.
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post #4 of 21 Old 03-07-2012, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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what if its a close design but not that exact one he used... like how many different snaffles are there?
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For driving??????

You do know snaffles aren't driving bits don't you?

Take a look at this...

Driving Essentials, Inc.- Bits Overview
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I just used snaffles off the top of my head because I knew that there are a lot of different styles.
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Are you a driver? These your horses?

If so I'm concerned by what you're asking .

What are you actually trying to do?
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Ok they are my horses... owner before me had some special bit... don't remember the name of it... if I could draw you a pick I would.. im asking if I can't find that exact bit how much would useing something close to that....
I am a driving this team. I used snaffle as an example because there are many different types and styles... not implying im going to use one on this team.
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Actually, most farm teams are driven in loose ring snaffles. In your picture they both appear to be in snaffles. The other most common bit is a straight bar bit aka military bit. "off the shelf" there isn't much to choose from. You can custom make driving bits but you can quickly blow your budget. Myler will make any mouthpiece, any size in a driving bit and they start at $200.

I do have 2 6 1/2" bar bits that I would happily part with if you want them.
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Actually, most farm teams are driven in loose ring snaffles.
They may be in your neck of the woods but it's neither common nor recommended by driving trainers.

Unless of course you mean a Wilson Snaffle which is an actual driving bit and commonly used with Trade or Heavy horse turnouts.

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In your picture they both appear to be in snaffles.
Do you mean my picture? I'm thinking you must as I seem to be the only person that's got a photo of a pair.

Trust me, I DON'T ever drive horses in riding bits! They've both got Liverpool driving bits.

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The other most common bit is a straight bar bit aka military bit.
The most common driving bit is a Liverpool driving bit and which comes in a range of mouth pieces.

I've never yet known anyone buy a pair of driving horses and not know how they were harnessed and bitted and that in itself does not bode well for the future. So best advice is that the OP needs to better understand bitting and the effect of bits on a driving horses' way of going and if he/she wants to know what the horses were driven in then they need to ask the person they've just purchased them from.
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