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Anyone ever tried an all aluminum bit?

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    04-25-2011, 07:07 PM
Question Anyone ever tried an all aluminum bit?

Do they wear out faster? Are there any other pros/cons?
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    04-25-2011, 07:19 PM
Green Broke
I don't like them. They wear out quickly, are usually low quality, and many horses don't like the taste.
    04-25-2011, 08:11 PM
Green Broke
I have one that has aluminum sides, but a stainless steel mouth. Makes for a light bit that wears better. It's a "Quick Bit" brand. Aluminum mouth pieces tend to wear out and they often dry out the horse's mouth.
    04-25-2011, 10:20 PM
I don't know many pros, though Foxtrotter people seem to love them. Um, they're lightweight?

But they DO dry out the mouth. They will get chewed up badly by a mouthy horse. And there's some speculation that aluminum may be toxic....
    04-26-2011, 04:11 AM
Green Broke
Don't get one! All I have to say. Also..nickel chips and can cut a horses mouth open..thought i'd toss that in
    05-16-2011, 09:25 AM
Thanks for all the information guys! Not a Foxtrotter so I guess I'll stay away from them!

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