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    08-03-2009, 10:38 PM
Bit Help.

I have a Quarter horse approx. 10 years old, I would like to show him in western pleasure but he was trained about 4 years ago with a plain o ring snaffle. He does very well in it and for what he is doing currently it is fine. But I can't show him in it.
When I put him in anything other then a o ring or d ring he throws his head and seems to not like it. Any advice?
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    08-03-2009, 10:54 PM
What bits have you tried on him in the past when he's thrown his head? They might have been too much bit for him.
    08-03-2009, 11:00 PM
It was a tom thumb. And the other was a bit similar to this.,0,251,198...1,1d5ef470.jpg

Much much shorter shanks and a bit higher port though.

He also has a couple of scars around his mouth from before we owned him and believe he might have been somehow abused around the mouth with a bit or something else.
    08-04-2009, 12:37 PM
    08-04-2009, 12:42 PM
The TT is one of the worst bits you can use, the second one if more of a walking horse bit.

Try one with a Billy Allen mouth piece. When I use a shanked bit, this is the one I use:

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    08-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Thank you. I will try to get one as soon as possible.I will stop using the tom thumb on him..
    08-04-2009, 08:02 PM
No wonder he was fussing! A TT is a horrible bit. Try looking into the Myler selection of curb bits. Mylers are wonderful bits.
    08-04-2009, 11:10 PM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    
, the second one if more of a walking horse bit.
    08-05-2009, 03:23 PM
I am going to the tack store Friday and I will see what they have. I will just ride him in the O ring snaffle until then. Thank you everyone.

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