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    09-09-2012, 08:39 PM
Bit info

I have an rescued Thoroughbred - a descendent of Secretariat that was sent to a kill shelter. I have ridden him several times with no problems however I was just bucked off of him while being led around our place.

I have an O-ring snaffle that I purchased after getting him. I was wondering if the bit was the problem. Does anyone have any information regarding the type of bit I should be using on a former race horse.

I think that I was using a snaffle when I was riding him at the rescue shelter, but I didn't really pay that much attention.

Any thoughts and comments would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
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    09-09-2012, 10:28 PM
I think we'd need a lot more details about what transpired before, during and after the buck incident. It may have nothing at all to do with the bit. :/

Also - welcome to the forum. :)
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    09-10-2012, 07:15 AM
I can't really say much given the information you've given, as it could be something that was happening around him, or anything really.

But Id try a frenchlink eggbut snaffle, just because it limits the joining of a normal snaffle from hitting the roof of the mouth :)

Just a suggestion! Even if that was not the problem :)
    09-10-2012, 09:24 AM
Green Broke
I always go with double jointed snaffle. OTTBs are just like any other horse - some bits will work some will not. Although it does seem that TBs tend to have smaller mouths, which is why I have always gone with the double jointed as they don't have the nutcracker effect.

Although I don't think a bit would randomly just cause you to be bucked off, unless you were mighty awful with it.
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    09-10-2012, 10:25 AM
I have a feeling the bit had nothing to do with it, normally if you're yanking on their mouth they go up - not down. I have a feeling being walked around a new environment, getting excited/worked up could cause bulking though. Was this his first time walking around his new home? Can we have more details on exactly when/how he bucked you off?
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