Bit info

       The Horse Forum > Riding Horses > Horse Riding

Bit info

This is a discussion on Bit info within the Horse Riding forums, part of the Riding Horses category

Like Tree3Likes
  • 1 Post By crimsonsky
  • 1 Post By Saskia
  • 1 Post By PunksTank

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-09-2012, 09:39 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.
Sponsored Links
    09-09-2012, 11:28 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. :)
Kayty likes this.
    09-10-2012, 08:15 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, 10:24 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.
PunksTank likes this.
    09-10-2012, 11:25 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?
Kayty likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Info Please! West Winds Farm Horse Nutrition 0 08-10-2012 02:00 AM
Gag Bit Info Liberty Valance Horse Tack and Equipment 7 12-27-2009 06:10 PM
IUD info? Lucara General Off Topic Discussion 7 11-04-2009 08:25 PM
Info on this bit please? BabyDoll Horse Tack and Equipment 1 04-27-2009 06:56 PM
looking for info ditzydoo Horse Talk 3 07-28-2008 04:43 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0