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post #31 of 38 Old 09-05-2010, 07:14 PM
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Bitless works really well for going more in than in a straight line. I used it on my draft.

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post #32 of 38 Old 09-08-2010, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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To all of you THANK YOU-
Satchmo-I've looked at them but can't make up my mind-and I don't think it's for her, she has a mind of her own sometimes.
Twogeldings, thanks a lot, good info, have been thinking about getting a snaffle as well.
Cloudsmystique-could you put a pic up of the one you are using, 'cause I'm thinking that might be what she needs.

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post #33 of 38 Old 09-08-2010, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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I AM SORRY IF I STARTED SOMETHING ON HERE- IT WAS NOT MY INTEND TO HAVE PEOPLE ARGUE BACK AND FORTH-I APPRECIATE EVERYONES COMMENTS.
But I do have to say that bitless is NOT for every horse, some horses do need some reenforcement.
Mystique-once again could you post a pic of yours that you use on ur MFT.
Thanks

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post #34 of 38 Old 09-08-2010, 08:06 PM
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Here are a few that my mare really likes...



Aluminum ported curb with swivel shanks (I've tried both a low port and a high port and she liked both):


Non-slotted, straight-bar, low port Kimberwick:


Loose-ring French link snaffle:


Imus comfort gait bit:
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post #35 of 38 Old 09-08-2010, 09:27 PM
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Satrider, I'm sure you know this, but I think it needs to be said again. Some horses don't like being ridden bitless, it isn't always a matter of needing reinforcement. I ride Soda in a double jointed snaffle (much like what CM posted). It's an extremely mild bit and I rarely need more than a twitch of my fingers to direct him. But he hates bitless bridles (Dr. Cook in particular). I think it has something to do with the pressure around his face, but I could be wrong.

I'm sorry for bring it up again, but I don't like the conception that if a horse isn't ridden bitless it's because they "need" something stronger. For him it wasn't a matter of strength, more of how the pressure was applied.
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post #36 of 38 Old 09-09-2010, 01:26 AM Thread Starter
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Cloud--thank you
Aluminum ported curb with swivel shanks (I've tried both a low port and a high port and she liked both):



I am using one similar to this one, only --and that was actually that I was worried about--is- the mouthpiece is more like a snaffle, and I thought that might be pinching her too much, even though I've noticed just this last Saturday-she was doing pretty good and did not move her head too much. I have a regular snaffle bit and may try that but I have to buy a leather curb strap first. Thanks again.

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post #37 of 38 Old 09-09-2010, 06:25 AM
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satrider, have you ever thought maybe the sides of the bit are pinching her mouth? There are round pieces you can put on to keep that out of their mouth.

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post #38 of 38 Old 09-09-2010, 09:19 AM
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Satrider, I have several bits for sale, including 3 Imus Bits, that I think would work well with your horse...I also have a bitless bridle for sale...but there is a reason its for sale...

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