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post #11 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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I use a loose ring sweet iron snaffle. Changing bits isn't an option because she goes really badly in anything other that a sweet iron. She fights me and tries to get the bit between her teeth :-/ The loose rings don't touch her mouth at all - i've made sure of that because I know that they can be a problem in some horses. I'm beginning to think its jsut because I'm riding her a lot and the skin isn't conditioned to it. let me know if there's anything else you think of

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post #12 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 07:50 AM
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i rub vaseline over the corners of my horsees lips to keep it nice and soft
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post #13 of 16 Old 07-12-2008, 03:26 PM
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Mouthpeice material

If you have a metal bit, I would reccomend trying a Happy Mouth type rubber/mullen mouthpeice. They tend to be thicker, but softer.
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post #14 of 16 Old 07-14-2008, 06:23 AM
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i rub vaseline over the corners of my horsees lips to keep it nice and soft
it works a charm
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post #15 of 16 Old 07-16-2008, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys. I think I might try vasaline next time I ride - probably tomorrow. Hopefully it will work!

When I bestride him, I soar, I am a hawk: he trots the air; the earth sings when he touches it; the basest horn of his hoof is more musical than the pipe of Hermes. ~William Shakespeare
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post #16 of 16 Old 07-16-2008, 11:34 PM
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What kind of bit?

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