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  • Fulmer cheak snaffle bit for horses

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    09-26-2010, 11:02 PM
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i havent been with horses since I was like 10 and even then I didnt do everything for them... how do I kno what type of bit and bridle do I get for my horse? He is a 3 year old tennessee walker/quarter horse. I am borrowing a saddle from a friend but I don't have a bit and bridle and I don't even know how to begin to decide on what type to get...
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    09-26-2010, 11:11 PM
My advice would be to seek out a coach/trainer to help you. Everyone needs help in the beginning, and maybe you could even set up some lessons.

Hopefully your instructer will advise you to use a snaffle, since you are a beginner you may rely on your hands for balance or clutch the horse's mouth or something, but I obviously don't know you and that would be for your trainer to decide ;)

And I'd like to say welcome to the forum! You found a good place to ask theses kinds of questions!
    09-27-2010, 09:13 AM
Welcome to the forum, I am new here myself. I agree with the above ask a coach or trainer. My trainer has me using a snaffle bit on my 6 y/o Paint Gelding. Seems to be a good choice for him and I
    09-27-2010, 09:16 AM
Was the horse broke when you got him? If so, try contacting the previous owner and ask what they used. :]
    09-27-2010, 10:05 AM
He was only a little broke if that makes any sence because they werent really sure what they were doing and the bit they have I don't think it fits well because the cheak bar goes in his mouth when opens it and in my opinion that isnt good... I just need to find a good fit for the both of us
    09-27-2010, 10:21 AM
Here's a good measurement guide. How to Fit Your Horse's Bit | eHow.com
I prefer the bit to sit at the corners of the mouth with barely one wrinkle in the corners.
I agree with everyone else that you need to get some help finishing your horse. If your new to riding the best bit is a snaffle. Its much easier on the horses mouth until you learn how to be soft with your hands and the horse is responding well.
A full cheek is a good one for training.

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