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post #1 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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Best Bit?

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I was wondering is a Myler Comfort Snaffle would be a good bit for a beginner driving pony? I have her in a Happy mouth loose ring snaffle at the moment.
I was also wondering if a Myler comfort snaffle would be good for an OTTB? He is in a Dee ring snaffle.

I was also wondering what would be the best Western Myler bit for an OTTB?

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post #2 of 6 Old 12-30-2011, 03:05 PM
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No one can really tell you what the "best bit" is. Myler makes some excellent quality bits, and the comfort snaffle is a good one, but it really depends on your horse's personal preference, training, and your hands.
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Well, could you suggest what you think would be a good western bit for an off the-track TB? I want a bit that will help him "reach for the bit". He doesn't really know how to collect. He is still learning so I wanted a level 1 bit that is comfortable. My coach has a Myler bit(forget what kind) and she really likes it. All of the horses that use it really like it. But I think it's a level 2...
I wouldn't call my hands "soft" nor would I call them harsh, just kind of in between.
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If he works well in his current D-ring, don't change it. If he works better in the Myler snaffle, switch to that. If there is no reason to ever ride him in a curb bit, don't, but if you want to eventually get him in one, get his training well underway in the snaffle, first, then transfer over to a curb. Myler makes some very nice curbs, as well. This one would follow the comfort snaffle nicely:

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Hi,

I was wondering is a Myler Comfort Snaffle would be a good bit for a beginner driving pony? I have her in a Happy mouth loose ring snaffle at the moment.
I was also wondering if a Myler comfort snaffle would be good for an OTTB? He is in a Dee ring snaffle.

I was also wondering what would be the best Western Myler bit for an OTTB?

Thanks!

Your trainer would be the best source of information.

He/she would know your horse's preferences and reactions.
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post #6 of 6 Old 01-03-2012, 09:32 AM Thread Starter
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