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post #1 of 8 Old 03-21-2011, 05:04 PM Thread Starter
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Bits & Nosebands

What bit and noseband do you use for Cross Country? Is a twist allowed? How about twisted wire?
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post #2 of 8 Old 03-21-2011, 05:28 PM
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Pretty sure ANY bit is allowed. A slow twist snaffle is definitely ok! Ans Really not that harsh of a bit. A double twisted is allowed too but I would never use one on my horse!!
My horse goes in a happy mouth eggbutt snaffle for all 3 phases.
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post #3 of 8 Old 03-21-2011, 05:41 PM
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Im yet to see anyone use those bits in any form of riding i know htey are not allowed here for eventing so look uo your local rules to see as if its in pony club or riding club there are bit restrictions.
I do 3disciplines in a rubber french link

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-21-2011, 05:48 PM
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Twisted bits are allowed in the XC phase to my knowledge. But NOT in dressage.

I currently use a KK training french link snaffle for all three phases and a regular flash noseband. However, I have used a figure eight on a strong horse.

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post #5 of 8 Old 03-21-2011, 09:29 PM
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KK loose ring snaffle on Willie with a cavesson and flash noseband. He goes in that for all three phases.

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post #6 of 8 Old 03-27-2011, 11:51 PM
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with my ex eventer ozzie i used a slotted cheek joint kimberwick and a cavesson noseband.

with marco he is going to be in a Jp korsteel full cheek snaffle with a cavesson. if he's strong then something else LOL haven't taken him out yet so he should be ok in that. he listens to me and pulls up easy :)

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post #7 of 8 Old 03-28-2011, 12:15 AM
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I use just a plain ol' cavesson. No flash, no figure 8. I also use a basic French Link Egg Butt Snaffle.

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post #8 of 8 Old 03-30-2011, 08:01 AM
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well you can stick pretty much anything in their mouth for xc.

my horse goes in a regular cavesson and a d ring happy mouth with french link.

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