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post #1 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of bit do you use?

Just for the sake of the question.. and answers... so, go 'head.
On Gonzo, I use a slowtwist eggbutt.
Luke and Rocco have elevators..
Milo has a rubber pelam (sp?)
Rupert has a d-ring snaffle..
What 'bout you guys?

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post #2 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 06:13 PM
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For starting young ones in the very beginning, a simple loose ring snaffle. For when they progress a bit in their training or when I want to give an older horse a refresher course, a kindof D-ring snaffle. On all of my old finished horses for general work, I use a bit almost exactly like this.

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post #3 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 06:18 PM
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I use a brass loose ring french link bridoon on Bundy, and on Wildey I just have an eggbut bridoon. I like little bits :]

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post #4 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 06:43 PM
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Pinchless D ring.

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post #5 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 06:58 PM
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Painter has a happy mouth snaffle, Ben and Trump have a waterford.

I'm not sure what dillon uses, I haven't ridden him yet, my parents just bought him
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post #6 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 07:01 PM
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Bradley - loose ring snaffle (jointed) with a lozenge
Snufkin - flatwork: hanging cheek snaffle,
jumping / cross country: dutch gag (both jointed - french link)
Trouble - vulcanite kimblewick
Connie - full cheek snaffle (jointed - french link)
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post #7 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 07:01 PM
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I used to ride with just a simple ported curb bit, then my appy went blind and I had to switch to a direct reining bit. I can ride him in about anything but he needs the direct rein to correct his direction more precisely at times.

Abe normally has been in a simple jointed snaffle(D ring O ring it doesn't matter), I am moving him up to a curb bit with port, short shanks, and everything is jointed. lol Ok, not the port.. He seems to like it.

Gypsy, who belongs to my DIL, loves her ported curb bit.

Heidi is still in a D ring comfort snaffle as she's not ready for a curb yet.

Lightning(my granddaughters horse) loves his Billy Allen style mouth Kimberwick, which used to be the appy's. I like to ride him in a simple ported curb bit..

Peanut the pony goes in a loose ring snaffle.

I rode Cinder in a jointed curb bit. Haven't figured out what she prefers yet.

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post #8 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 07:03 PM
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Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Loose Ring Snaffle w/Aurigan on Pabi

Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Turnado loose ring snaffle w/Aurigan on Mario

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post #9 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 07:15 PM
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With Nelson:

Dressage: Loose Ring KK Ultra Snaffle Bit
Hacking, Jumping, CC: Myler Level 1 Comfort Snaffle, D Ring or Full Cheek.
Fox Hunting, Hunter Paces: 3 Ring Elevator Bit, French Link.

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post #10 of 44 Old 08-19-2009, 10:26 PM
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French link D-ring
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