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post #1 of 21 Old 10-21-2009, 09:37 AM Thread Starter
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What bits?!

What bits do you guys and girls ride in?

I usta ride nothing but wonder bits (after training), usually start them in a tom thumb, but recently got a HECK of a deal on some Myler 'Comfort' bits...they come in levels 1 & 2...I've been riding my Classic Show gelding in nothing but the 2 and he likes it a lot, as do I...

So what is your horses bit of choice?

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post #2 of 21 Old 10-21-2009, 09:55 AM
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Almost exclusively in big, fat snaffles, most with "bullet" french links. I even show a stallion in one.

As far as severe, punishing bits to control "resistant" horses.....I had a german coach who summed it up as "violence begins where knowledge ends".

I often put kinder bits on students horses and watch as the resistance they have been showing fades, due to lessened pain.
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I ride in a full cheek sweet iron snaffle
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post #4 of 21 Old 10-21-2009, 10:08 AM
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I have a couple of Myler bits, both are level 2 for my older horse. I started my young filly in a Myer comfort snaffle but plan on moving her up the levels as well.
This is one I have, Vida does well in it and it looks nice with a black headstall.
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I only have a simple snaffle haha.
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post #6 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 01:55 PM
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I ride in a plain snaffle, and I also have a tender touch bit! =)

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post #7 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 02:15 PM
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I ride Phoebe in a loose ring french link snaffle and she loves it on Hunts and only ever on Hunts I use a three ring elevator french link bit
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post #8 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 02:18 PM
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Plain ol snaffle
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post #9 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 03:06 PM
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Loose ring French link snaffle I think it's called.
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post #10 of 21 Old 10-22-2009, 03:31 PM
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I ride in mostly simple loose ring or dring snaffles. But when I go hunting with my horse scout I use a loose ring with a chain mouth piece [like a curb chain. Its a bit thicker than that, but it lays flat] people think its really harsh, but its not unless you pull really hard so its a great bit to hunt in

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