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post #11 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Yep - I believe she is in a Kimberwick because she is quite strong, and is used as a kids lesson horse a few times a week when I'm not with her. I guess she was quite a firecracker until the last year or so, not sure how long the Kimberwick has been used, I will ask. She is a OTTB, and yes, quite fast, which I can handle, but the kids learning to ride need more leverage.

I'm really hopeful that she could do even better in a new bit, as I don't think she really likes the Kimberwick...we get a lot of head tossing towards the end of a ride, and I have very soft, quiet hands with her.

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post #12 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 04:40 PM
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Good luck bit hunting - see if you can try out as many as you can before you buy as well, they are too pricey to buy and then find that the horse hates it!

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post #13 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I sure will...my trainer has tons of bits in his tack room, so if he doesnt have a Baucher, I do know he's got a bunch of snaffles we can try first.

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Always helps knowing people with a million bits!!

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post #15 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Just an idea..if I took off the curb chain, and attached my reins to the D Ring, instead of the slots in the rings...doesnt that make it a D ring snaffle? Or am I not thinking through that clearly?

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post #16 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 05:29 PM
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Unfortunately I don't think you would get away with that, maybe if it's just a small, training day type comp, but anything official or a bit stricter on the rules with gear checkers that actually know what to look for, and you won't be able to ride in it.

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post #17 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks..better to not risk it!

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post #18 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 06:51 PM
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Thing closest in reaction from the horse to the kimberwick is a Dr. Bristol snaffle.....it that ok?
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No, French link is OK, but Dr Bristol isn't, besides the Dr Bristol isn't anything like a Kimblewick, unless I'm much mistaken.

OP, I take it that dressage is a new venture for this horse?, you may find that the schooling she is getting will make her much easier for the lesson kids to ride.
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post #20 of 21 Old 01-14-2012, 07:13 PM
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No it has no curb action but 2 horses I have ridden with it reacted similiar to being ridden in the kimberwick. Maybe because it's more bit.
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