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    09-07-2008, 09:37 AM
bit help

Ok my horse needs a new bit because all I have a rusted ones and I can't stand rust. But I also need one that wont hurt his tung because his old owners used a thin bit and it cut in to his tung and it hurts him every sooo often. But I also need one that will be good for barrel racing. Any suggestions????
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    09-07-2008, 09:08 PM
Bits usually rust purposefully. The horses enjoy the taste and it makes them salivate.
    09-07-2008, 09:22 PM
I prefer a rusted bit anyway ; 'cause it does taste better to them.
Anyway, that shouldn't hurt him.
    09-08-2008, 04:59 PM
I know it wont hurt him I gust want a new one and I want to find one that wont hurt his toung because like I said his old owners cut his toung and the bit I have now hurts him
    09-08-2008, 06:44 PM
What about just replacing the one that you have with a new one with a thicker mouth piece.
    09-08-2008, 10:33 PM
Have you heard of Myler bits? They have a patented design for tongue relief.
    09-09-2008, 01:53 PM
I have heard good things about the Myler bits as well all though, I have never tried one. From what I've seen with barrel racers, is that they think they need to get a special bit for their horse. I am running my 10 yr old QH on barrrels in a twisted wire snaffle. If I were you I would go with the easies bit you can find but still have control, every horse is different. I alwas borrow bits from friends to try and find one that works before I go out and put down lots of money on bits that may not work (around here, you can't return bits) if you re interested, I have 2 wonder bits that im selling. One has a smooth mouth and the other is twisted wire. PM if you are interested. Im selling them cheap because I don't have a need for them.
    09-10-2008, 04:54 PM
The one I have is the thikest one of its kind its a tom thumb
    09-10-2008, 04:55 PM
Can I see pics of the bits ?? Thank you

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