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post #1 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone know the name of this bit?

I have always been wondering what the name of this bit was.. It seems kind of like a french link? But I'm not too sure. The link is curved a bit, though you can't see it very well. Anyone know?
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post #2 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 12:03 PM
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It call it a double jointed bit, or a french link.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 12:04 PM
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Or a Dr. Bristol snaffle.
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post #4 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 12:06 PM
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I wasnt thinking doctor bristol. I'm pretty sure thats exactly what it is.
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I have seen a picture of a bit just like this somewhere but now I can't find it. It was a ported double jointed snaffle.

Aha!! Look about 2/3 the way down.

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post #6 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 12:13 PM
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French links are usually smoother, while doctor bristols are a little more "harsh"

It could be something totally different.
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post #7 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 12:18 PM Thread Starter
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I have seen a picture of a bit just like this somewhere but now I can't find it. It was a ported double jointed snaffle.

Aha!! Look about 2/3 the way down.

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That looks exactly like it :)

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 03:34 PM
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On a Dr. Bristol, the segment in the middle would actually be tilted on an angle....it's hard to tell how the segment on that bit sits based on the photo though.
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post #9 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 03:59 PM
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Unless the bit is on the bridle upside down in the photo, I don't think it's ported.

And while there are not really firm definitions for these bits that I'm aware of, I always thought "French link" had the flat piece in the middle that laid flush against the tongue.
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post #10 of 11 Old 12-18-2009, 04:33 PM
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french link eggbut snaffle?

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