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    01-14-2012, 04:37 PM
  #11
Yearling
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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    01-14-2012, 04:40 PM
  #12
Trained
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!
     
    01-14-2012, 04:47 PM
  #13
Yearling
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.
     
    01-14-2012, 04:53 PM
  #14
Trained
Always helps knowing people with a million bits!!
     
    01-14-2012, 05:26 PM
  #15
Yearling
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?
     
    01-14-2012, 05:29 PM
  #16
Trained
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.
     
    01-14-2012, 06:09 PM
  #17
Yearling
Ok, thanks..better to not risk it!
     
    01-14-2012, 06:51 PM
  #18
Trained
Thing closest in reaction from the horse to the kimberwick is a Dr. Bristol snaffle.....it that ok?
     
    01-14-2012, 07:11 PM
  #19
Trained
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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    01-14-2012, 07:13 PM
  #20
Trained
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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