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  • Yearling horse rollers
  • Horse pushes bit with tongue

 
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    03-29-2011, 01:02 PM
  #1
Yearling
Bit Question

My mare had a copper full cheek snaffle for a while, but it was too big so I went shopping for another one that would fit her. She's always had a full cheek snaffle but I like her better in a D ring. She doesn't seem to mind any bit she wears so I'm not really worried whether she'll like it or not, but I ordered a D ring snaffle with copper rollers. I wanted to have copper on the bit cause she's always had copper on her bit. My question is what do rollers do? What is there purpose?
     
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    03-29-2011, 01:36 PM
  #2
Weanling
As I understand it, rollers are there to help the horse relax, and to prevent certain problems. When the horse pushes with its tongue the rollers will spin. This is supposed to help prevent the horse leaning on the bit or getting its tongue over the bit.

That said I have never used a bit with rollers, all of my horses have been in eggbutt snaffles. If i'm wrong i'm sure i'll be corrected.

Hope this helps
     
    03-29-2011, 02:11 PM
  #3
Started
Rollers are for horses that are mouthy on the bit and like something to play with. They - like copper - can encourage salivation and help occupy a fidgety horse.

Preference on size, number of rollers, etc., all vary by horse. A few of my horses like them. A few couldn't care less. A few absolutely hate them. It really depends on the horse. Sounds like your horse won't mind them at all :)
     
    03-30-2011, 10:41 AM
  #4
Yearling
She likes to chomp on the bit when she's nervous or anxious or hyper so maybe it would help her.. ?
     
    03-30-2011, 10:45 AM
  #5
Showing
Rollers are good for "busy in mouth" horses. They just play with it. I was thinking about getting one, but they are not legal in dressage, so I didn't.
     
    03-30-2011, 10:46 AM
  #6
Showing
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Originally Posted by LoveTheSaddlebreds    
She likes to chomp on the bit when she's nervous or anxious or hyper so maybe it would help her.. ?
Yes it may. It may keep her mind occupied bringing down the anxiety.
     
    03-30-2011, 10:47 AM
  #7
Yearling
They are legal in hunters and jumpers, though, right?
     
    03-30-2011, 10:52 AM
  #8
Showing
I think so, but I'm not 100% positive.
     
    03-30-2011, 02:38 PM
  #9
Started
Jumpers anything goes. Hunters anything sort of goes along the lines of they prefer "looks traditional" so pelham ok, gag notsomuch. Rollers you can't see so that is okay too.
     

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