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        12-18-2009, 12:02 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    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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        12-18-2009, 12:03 PM
      #2
    Started
    It call it a double jointed bit, or a french link.
         
        12-18-2009, 12:04 PM
      #3
    Banned
    Or a Dr. Bristol snaffle.
         
        12-18-2009, 12:06 PM
      #4
    Started
    I wasnt thinking doctor bristol. I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it is.
         
        12-18-2009, 12:09 PM
      #5
    Showing
    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.

    http://www.kingstons.net.au/category260_1.htm
         
        12-18-2009, 12:13 PM
      #6
    Started
    French links are usually smoother, while doctor bristols are a little more "harsh"

    It could be something totally different.
         
        12-18-2009, 12:18 PM
      #7
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by smrobs    
    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.

    Ported Snaffle Training Bits
    That looks exactly like it :)
         
        12-18-2009, 03:34 PM
      #8
    Foal
    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.
         
        12-18-2009, 03:59 PM
      #9
    Banned
    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.
         
        12-18-2009, 04:33 PM
      #10
    Yearling
    French link eggbut snaffle?
         

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