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What is a fulmer?

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    08-08-2011, 09:54 PM
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Foal
What is a fulmer?

What is a fulmer and how does it compare to a regular full cheek snaffle? My trainer suggested I try a french link fulmer on my gelding, so I borrowed hers and he loves it- but I don't quite understand, technically speaking, what difference the loose rings make?
     
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    08-08-2011, 10:11 PM
  #2
Weanling
A fulmer combines the aided steering of a full cheek with the loose-ring's ability to prevent the horse from bracing against the bit. A regular full cheek could be braced against, and a loose ring doesn't offer much help with steering. In my opinion, it's a wonderful bit. :)
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    08-09-2011, 01:13 PM
  #3
Foal
Thank you for explaining that to me- now I understand why she thought it would be a good bit for him. I want to buy one but I can only find them for sale in the UK for some reason? My horse is half draft so he needs a bigger bit than the 5" he's going in now. Guess I'll have to order one and just be patient and wait for it to get here
     
    08-09-2011, 01:16 PM
  #4
Weanling
I wanted to buy one too but I only found probably the same website from the UK, but the bit looks to me to come to almost over 100$..... I know how hard it can be to fit a draft though, I hear a lot of people having problems looking for enormous 7 inch bits ! :P
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    08-09-2011, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by FreeDestiny    
A fulmer combines the aided steering of a full cheek with the loose-ring's ability to prevent the horse from bracing against the bit. A regular full cheek could be braced against, and a loose ring doesn't offer much help with steering. In my opinion, it's a wonderful bit. :)
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Good explanation!
     
    08-09-2011, 04:19 PM
  #6
Started
Kelly's tack shop has a 6 inch fulmer for sale at a reasonable price, if that helps.
     
    08-09-2011, 09:22 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks gigem88! I will probably order that one.
     
    08-10-2011, 09:42 AM
  #8
Started
Let me know how it works for you!
     

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