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    06-05-2012, 12:37 PM
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Foal
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Hallo!

I recently bought a two and a half year old horse. I now need to buy a bit for him and am a little confused by all the options. I've been reading a lot and it seems a good choice would be either a full cheek or a fulmer with an elliptical or French link.

Which combination do you think would be best?

Thanks!
     
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    06-05-2012, 12:41 PM
  #2
Green Broke
My choice is always a French link snaffle. It's what both mine go in and the greenie always has.
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    06-05-2012, 12:42 PM
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Green Broke
Has he been started already, then, or not at all? If he is started, I would suggest using the bit he is accustomed to (inquire with owner/trainer you purchased him from).
     
    06-05-2012, 12:46 PM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by themacpack    
Has he been started already, then, or not at all? If he is started, I would suggest using the bit he is accustomed to (inquire with owner/trainer you purchased him from).
Nope, he's a total greenie. ;)
     
    06-05-2012, 12:57 PM
  #5
Yearling
I second the french link. I would opt for the eggbutt versus a loose ring to eliminate pinching.

Something like this:
http://www.doversaddlery.com/french-...tt/p/X1-01154/
     
    06-05-2012, 02:16 PM
  #6
Started
French link is my favorite, too!
     
    06-05-2012, 02:45 PM
  #7
Foal
Thank you for everyone's replies! So do you have any preference of full cheek over fulmer? Also, would anyone recommend a single jointed snaffle?
     
    06-05-2012, 02:51 PM
  #8
Yearling
I wouldn't recommend the single joint snaffle on a green horse. It can cause a nutcracker effect, and with a green horse, may develop a hard mouth as the colt isn't used to that sort of pressure. The French Link is a better option because it has a lot more bend and give to it.
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    06-05-2012, 02:56 PM
  #9
Yearling
And I don't know if a full cheek or Fulmer would be a good option to start with right away.

Work him up to the full cheek. With the pressure that it applies to the poll, it might be a tad too much for him at once. Just break him to a bit, flex him, and see how he 'goes'.
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    06-05-2012, 04:13 PM
  #10
Foal
I would use a simple o ring snaffle. That's what my dad uses when he trais a horse bc its easy on them.
     

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