2 Questions......Bit and Jumping Form Stuff - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 12-28-2007, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: White Mountains, AZ
Posts: 1,887
• Horses: 7
Thanks guys! I have been told about the Myler a lot and I think the nutcracker affect might be what Blu doesn't like about the Tom Thumb.

BluMagic is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #12 of 13 Old 12-28-2007, 10:38 PM
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Sultan, WA
Posts: 471
• Horses: 0
I'm another promoter of the double-jointed snaffles. My boy was in a single-joint snaffle forever without any major problems. But whenever I asked him to back, he would raise his head quite a bit. "Momma, this thing is jabbing me in the roof of the mouth when you apply pressure!!"

One attempt with a double-jointed (happened to be a french link) and no head raising at all!

I've tried both the French Link and Oval mouth with my boy, and haven't really noticed any difference between the two. Be sure to steer clear of Dr Bristols though! They can look sneakily similar to french links! But they're bad news. The center piece does not lie flat on the tongue, the sharp edge stabs into it!
Equina is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 12-30-2007, 11:35 AM
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 159
• Horses: 7
On younger horses, I use a hollow loose ring, just because they are very soft and light on the horses mouth. I have never noticed any pinching and it works nicely.
When I begin to start jumping more I will move them to a different bit. One of my favorites is the Myler Dee Ring with a french link. Myler is awesome because all their bits are arogonomicly made to fit your horses mouth and works very well. Their products are a little more expensive, but I believe they are worth it.
hunterequlover781 is offline  

Quick Reply

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
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome