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    12-08-2011, 06:53 PM
  #11
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Well, one of the problems is that she was not trained properly. A TT should really never be used in the first place, but it should especially never be used as a breaking bit, even though it's sold that way. She should have been broke to ride in a snaffle. Do you have any snaffles at home to try on her?
     
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    12-08-2011, 08:17 PM
  #12
Weanling
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Originally Posted by bubba13    
Well, one of the problems is that she was not trained properly. A TT should really never be used in the first place, but it should especially never be used as a breaking bit, even though it's sold that way. She should have been broke to ride in a snaffle. Do you have any snaffles at home to try on her?
I will have to ask my husband what she was broke with that was 19 years ago and I wasnt around yet. LOL. We don't have a snaffle, but I will try one of the ones recommended. If I remember correctly I thought he said ours was snaffle. LOL. I don't know one from another im still learning all this stuff.
     
    12-08-2011, 08:45 PM
  #13
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Originally Posted by tanya    
I will have to ask my husband what she was broke with that was 19 years ago and I wasnt around yet. LOL. We don't have a snaffle, but I will try one of the ones recommended. If I remember correctly I thought he said ours was snaffle. LOL. I don't know one from another im still learning all this stuff.
at least you are making the effort to learn more. Just wanted to give you some kudos for that. ;)

I agree with the full cheek snaffle recommendation personally.
     
    12-08-2011, 10:09 PM
  #14
Weanling
I'm inclined to say its the rider who needs more training, not the horse - if the horse has been ridden the last 19 years and only throws her head with you.

A mild snaffle bit might help some, but chances are you just need more instruction in terms of how to ride and how to control your hands and your horse.
     
    12-08-2011, 10:19 PM
  #15
Weanling
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Originally Posted by SaddleOnline    
I'm inclined to say its the rider who needs more training, not the horse - if the horse has been ridden the last 19 years and only throws her head with you.

A mild snaffle bit might help some, but chances are you just need more instruction in terms of how to ride and how to control your hands and your horse.
I agree with you 110% I know I need experiance. I have only been around these horses for two years and im pretty much learning on my own or what I have learned on here or in books. My husband is great with them he jumps on and has no problems, but he knows more then me, but has a hard time helping me out (he's a guy what can I say)
     
    12-08-2011, 11:30 PM
  #16
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Look at the bit link in my signature just for your own general knowledge. The bit you posted is called a Tom Thumb "snaffle"--but snaffle it is not, by definition.
     

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