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    02-17-2013, 06:03 PM
  #1
Weanling
What is your favorite Bit for Dressage and why



I'm just starting to learn Dressage. FINALLY FINALLY found a trainer in my area We haul in an hour and a half once a week. ITS our happy time LOL

My question is what is your favorite bit to use for beginning dressage work and why do you like it. I've borrowed a bit from my trainer and am looking to purchase one of my own. My Big guy wears kind of a weird size 5 3/4. The only bits I've even seen in his size are Herm Sprenger (which I ordered in the KK Ultra Aurigan loose ring 16mm) and Stubban.

Any thoughts?
     
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    02-17-2013, 08:57 PM
  #2
Foal
I use a KK Ultra 2-Type on my big gelding. I always thought it was a 6" but the catalogue says it only comes up to a 5 3/4" . It fits my big boy beautifully. I also have KK Ultra weymouth and bridoon bits for my double and another KK french link snaffle for one of my other horses. I find my horses really like them and are quite responsive to them. My only complaint is the price tag, but, I love them and would definitely recommend them!
     
    02-17-2013, 09:05 PM
  #3
Weanling
dressage bits

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Originally Posted by Tigo    
I use a KK Ultra 2-Type on my big gelding. I always thought it was a 6" but the catalogue says it only comes up to a 5 3/4" . It fits my big boy beautifully. I also have KK Ultra weymouth and bridoon bits for my double and another KK french link snaffle for one of my other horses. I find my horses really like them and are quite responsive to them. My only complaint is the price tag, but, I love them and would definitely recommend them!
Thanks for the reply TIGO! Beautiful horse BTW :)

We used a big O ring double broken snaffle at the trainers ( He went beautifully in that) but didn't know what brand it was as it was an older well used bit. He's been picky about bits in the past I used a full cheek fat snaffle by stubban and he literally hated it, was always pulling through my hands and sticking his nose out. That was a single jointed and the new one will be double jointed maybe that's the difference?
     
    02-17-2013, 09:40 PM
  #4
Started
My trainer prefers a plain old loose ring single jointed snaffle. I also like double jointed loose ring snaffles.

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    02-17-2013, 09:51 PM
  #5
Weanling
Niklodeon79 thanks for the link that's an awesome site and WAY cheaper than smartpaks LOL
     
    02-18-2013, 09:35 PM
  #6
Weanling
For youngsters, fulmer (or full cheeks) single broken or a loose ring single broken. For horses with a sausage tongue/flat palette perhaps a double broken KK type. For a full bridge a sliding cheek weymouth.
     
    02-25-2013, 07:06 AM
  #7
Green Broke
My youngster is in a full cheek french link snaffle.
Anything more established and I like to have them in an Egbutt french link.
     
    02-25-2013, 08:42 AM
  #8
Trained
My gelding is in a French link eggbutt snaffle. The link doesn't lie flat against his tongue - in actual fact the edge is against his tongue, sitting like a Dr Bristol "should" [it is a french link though, it's just the way it sits in his mouth] - but he prefers it over an oval link for some reason, salivates better and responds more quickly off a lighter aid.

My filly is in a D ring snaffle. Single broken. She doesn't like double jointed bits for some reason, and I'm not a fan of full cheek snaffles because of the safety risks [and forget keepers, she likes to be able to dictate the angle the bit sits at]. I won't use a loose ring on a breaker. The D-ring seems to be the best option. She has a sweet iron D, and a stainless steel D, and while she's still a breaker not just a greenie, she's going nicely in both, though she seems to respond better to the sweet iron.
     
    10-05-2014, 11:56 PM
  #9
Foal
D Ring. This is a great bit, it is gentle, and has just the right ammount of contact wiht the mouth! :)
     
    10-06-2014, 06:17 AM
  #10
Weanling
(Hadn't noticed--are you lunging from the bit?? Ideally use a caveson (to save the mouth's education). Side reins (if used) set about the height of the point of the rider's knee, and always first onto the caveson.)
     

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