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    08-07-2013, 01:56 AM
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Weanling
Is this an aggressive bit?

I just purchased a new mare and was given the bit that the prior owners rode her in. She flips her head a bit but I really haven't worked her to much, just got her last weak. Our other horses are ridden in just a simple snaffle or hackamore. She doesn't seem to be hard mouthed at all so I'm just wondering if this bit would be considered a more aggressive bit? We do mainly trail riding would there be a better bit?
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    08-07-2013, 02:08 AM
  #2
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Do you mean a harsh bit.? Any bit can be aggressive if used that way. That bit has a small amount of leverage , a very straight mouthpiece and some ribbing to the metal, so it could be harder on a mouth than a curved plain snaffle. Possibly.
     
    08-07-2013, 02:18 AM
  #3
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tinyliny    
Do you mean a harsh bit.? Any bit can be aggressive if used that way. That bit has a small amount of leverage , a very straight mouthpiece and some ribbing to the metal, so it could be harder on a mouth than a curved plain snaffle. Possibly.

Yes Harsh is the word I was looking for :) thanx
     
    08-07-2013, 02:39 AM
  #4
Foal
The mouth pieces are wide, which would indicate that it'd normally be pretty mild. However, since the mouth pieces are ribbed, it does make it a bit more harsh. If she isn't hard mouthed at all, I'd see how she fares in one of your regular snaffle bits. Maybe a ring, eggbutt or a full cheek? No point in bit overkill if she's good in something you already have. Previous owners are not always right, as you may or may not have already discovered. :)
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    08-07-2013, 03:08 AM
  #5
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Not harsh for a trained horse- if you been riding her with out the curb strap it aint working proper though- don't know how it would be harsh enough she is flinging her head up with it.

Might have the vet come see her teeth?
     
    08-07-2013, 03:14 AM
  #6
Trained
That's not really harsh at all, however if she's flipping her head it might be because of the single jointed mouthpiece. Some horses don't like that, it tends to pinch slightly and a horse with a small mouth or shallow palette won't like it.
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    08-08-2013, 01:56 AM
  #7
Weanling
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Originally Posted by toto    
Not harsh for a trained horse- if you been riding her with out the curb strap it aint working proper though- don't know how it would be harsh enough she is flinging her head up with it.

Might have the vet come see her teeth?

I took the reins and chin trap off because I was going to switch everything over to my other bit, then thought Id get some advice first but left the head stall on for the pic
     
    08-08-2013, 01:58 AM
  #8
Weanling
Thanx every one for your advice!! I don't have a lot of people to bounce questions off so you guys really help
     
    08-08-2013, 06:21 PM
  #9
Foal
The thicker the snaffle, the milder to bit. The wrap on the snaffle seems unnessecary though, is it loose? If you are in doubt... toss them out and go back to a smooth, thick snaffle. A three piece with a roller is even milder, if you are hard on the bit or inexperienced use that or do some ground work and use only a halter to steer
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    08-09-2013, 11:54 PM
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Weanling
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Originally Posted by canadianhorseluvr    
The thicker the snaffle, the milder to bit. The wrap on the snaffle seems unnessecary though, is it loose? If you are in doubt... toss them out and go back to a smooth, thick snaffle. A three piece with a roller is even milder, if you are hard on the bit or inexperienced use that or do some ground work and use only a halter to steer
thanx, I have a 3 piece I can try too. Im really soft handed actually that's why I was concerned with the head flipping. As soon as id pull back to stop she'd do the flip, flip.
     

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