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    12-05-2012, 11:14 PM

In most equine forums you can start a pretty good "fist fight" over bits. Mostly the combatants are working from myth, legend, breed tradition, etc. Few work on fact.

So I was pleasantly surprised when I found the work of Dr. Hilary Clayton, from MSU in Lancing. Here is a short article about some of her work:

Dr. Hilary Clayton Offers Many Prescriptions For Bits

She also has a book on equine biomechanics that I'm trying to get through our inter-library loan system. Failing in that, I'm going see if the UT Vet. School has it and if I can "big deal" a loan. If it's good, I'll buy it (for $60USD).

Maybe I'll just tell Santa to leave one.

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    12-06-2012, 05:05 PM
As usual, the more we learn the more we find out we don't know. Sounds like a good line of investigation we should all read more on.
    12-06-2012, 07:05 PM
Huh interesting, thanks for sharing!!
    12-06-2012, 09:27 PM
Very interesting!
Anyone else who reads it- read the whole thing, the second page better explains some of the bold statements in the beginning.

I wish they would have talked about the boucher too.

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