What bits do you use? - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 26 Old 07-16-2011, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 42
• Horses: 0
What bits do you use?

What bit(s) do you use on your horse?
Explain what you like/don't like about the bit.
What bits have you used?

On my show horse currently, I use a smooth snaffle at home, a square snaffle for pleasure, and a Pelham snaffle for equitation.

I have used a slow twist, eggbutt snaffle, twisted wire, kimberwicke, and a Myler.

The eggbutt made him loose hair and some skin. >.<
He HATED the slow twist and twisted wire.
The kimberwicke was too much and at the time my hands weren't steady enough.
And the Myler was good, but he likes the square snaffle better.

He is extremely soft mouthed and I have to be so light with him.
eqkidd is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 26 Old 07-16-2011, 02:07 AM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 334
• Horses: 1
I used to have a loose ring single jointed snaffle, but it pinched my mare's cheeks and she hated it. Now I use a D-ring double jointed snaffle with a copper roller that she loves. Whenever she's angry at me for making her work I can hear the roller whizzing around inside her mouth!
Posted via Mobile Device
PaintLover17 is offline  
post #3 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 09:46 AM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 1,268
• Horses: 2
Generally just a loose-ring french link snaffle. Depends on the horse. On some I ride in a loose ring nathe, there's one or two that use a level 1 loose ring myler for jumping, one goes in a hackamore and is slowly being transitioned to a gag for jumping.

"Always be yourself. Unless you can be a unicorn. Then, always be a unicorn."
Strange is offline  
post #4 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 10:07 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Posts: 4,367
• Horses: 5
When I first got Cin I had to start all over from scratch with him so for the first month we did ground work only. At that point I used my very old and trusty loose ring sweet iron on him because he was mainly just carrying it around getting used to something in his mouth. Then I switched to the same Fulmer I have always used on horses most of my life. When we started working with a Dressage trainer she talked me into buying one of those very expensive Sprengers and because we were still trying to get him to accept the bit I opted for the WH though it wasn't show legal. He did okaaaaay in it. For our first show I had to get something "legal" and didn't want to spring for another Sprenger so I bought a Korsteel Oval mouth copper loose ring snaffle because it was cheaper than the Sprenger RS my trainer wanted me to get but very similar. Well, that bit is MAGIC, he loves it!!! I sold the Sprenger wh on Ebay and got Cinny some boots with the money I got for it :) We use this bit for EVERYTHING and I'm opting to buy a second one just so I don't mess up my bridles by taking it on and off to go with whichever bridle I use (we use it for WP, Dressage, trail, everything).
Cinnys Whinny is offline  
post #5 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,152
• Horses: 0
Cinnys, I tried that same Korsteel bit this week and my horse hates it. Need a 5 1/2" bit? Not sure if I can return it yet.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #6 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 04:48 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 37,285
• Horses: 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny View Post
When I first got Cin I had to start all over from scratch with him so for the first month we did ground work only. At that point I used my very old and trusty loose ring sweet iron on him because he was mainly just carrying it around getting used to something in his mouth. Then I switched to the same Fulmer I have always used on horses most of my life. When we started working with a Dressage trainer she talked me into buying one of those very expensive Sprengers and because we were still trying to get him to accept the bit I opted for the WH though it wasn't show legal. He did okaaaaay in it. For our first show I had to get something "legal" and didn't want to spring for another Sprenger so I bought a Korsteel Oval mouth copper loose ring snaffle because it was cheaper than the Sprenger RS my trainer wanted me to get but very similar. Well, that bit is MAGIC, he loves it!!! I sold the Sprenger wh on Ebay and got Cinny some boots with the money I got for it :) We use this bit for EVERYTHING and I'm opting to buy a second one just so I don't mess up my bridles by taking it on and off to go with whichever bridle I use (we use it for WP, Dressage, trail, everything).

What is "oval mouth"? Is this a single jointed bit? Have a picture?

I use my KK ultra loose ring(like a french link with a kind of bead in the middle rather than a lozenge), and an eggbutt, copper mouthed single jointed snaffle.
That's all.
tinyliny is online now  
post #7 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 05:08 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 8,152
• Horses: 0
Tiny, is that bead smaller than the lozenge?

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
MyBoyPuck is offline  
post #8 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 05:29 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Posts: 4,367
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by tinyliny View Post
What is "oval mouth"? Is this a single jointed bit? Have a picture?

I use my KK ultra loose ring(like a french link with a kind of bead in the middle rather than a lozenge), and an eggbutt, copper mouthed single jointed snaffle.
That's all.
This is the bit he loves...
JP Korsteel Oval Mouth Copper Loose Ring Snaffle Bit < Loose Ring Snaffle Bits|Dover Saddlery .

It seems to me it is more a lozenge. I think Cinny prefers copper flavor to Aurigan. I guess he isn't your hoity toity sort of horse with expensive taste ha ha ha.
Cinnys Whinny is offline  
post #9 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 05:34 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 37,285
• Horses: 2
that is almost exactly the same bit as the KK Ultra. The ultra has a smaller losenge and it's rotated at about a 30 degree angle. Both are good bits overall.
tinyliny is online now  
post #10 of 26 Old 07-17-2011, 05:39 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: ~*~ NEBRASKA ~*~
Posts: 4,367
• Horses: 5
This one is equally round not slightly flat... that and that it's not Aurigan were the only differences I find in it. Well, that and Cin likes this one better ha ha. He actually grabs for it when I try to bridle him where he would clamp shut when I had the Aurigan.
Cinnys Whinny is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soft Bits vs Harsh bits? Velvetgrace Horse Training 48 04-29-2015 09:28 PM
Cleaning horses' bits - no, not those kind of 'bits' Kyani Horse Grooming 79 01-30-2013 01:07 PM
Wanted: Happy Mouth bits/bits with rollers mackandblues Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 05-03-2011 11:14 PM
Bits TequilaSunrize Dressage 7 02-24-2010 09:52 PM
all about bits JumpingJellyBean Horse Tack and Equipment 8 05-30-2009 05:05 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome