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post #1 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
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Again with the bit....

I'm trying to find a bit that will work with my mare. I've come to the conclusion that any kind of shanks are out of the question for now. She works great with a plain old snaffle, but I want something without that "nutcraker" action. I don't want shanks for now because, firstly, she's calmer without them for some reason, and it's easier to get her round without them too. She's the special kind of special.

I eventually want to try a Jr. Cowhorse for running barrels, when she actually gets to the point where we can compete.

She's a chomper and fidgeter, so I think something with rollers would be awesome for her.

What do you guys like?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 10:50 PM
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if she works well with a snaffle, how about using a oval mouth snaffle such as this one? Jp Oval Mouth Loose Ring Bit - Horse.com
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't seen a bit like that in any shop near me at all! Also, I'm kind of looking for a western syle bit...

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post #4 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 11:14 PM
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When I was experimenting with bits, I tried one like that last one you pictured. My horse loved playing with the middle piece so much, he didn't want me to take it out of his mouth. Unfortunately it's not legal in eventing, so I ended up with a snaffle with a middle lozenge piece. If those are all legal in your discipline, either one with the copper roller piece would probably encourage a softer jaw.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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post #5 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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I think pretty much any bit is legal barrel racing... I mean... have you seen the combo bits and gags on the market!!!!????

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post #6 of 6 Old 03-31-2012, 11:20 PM
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Get which ever one has more clearance at the bars. Most TBs have thick tongues.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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