Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Alberta, Canada
Bit Info? Segunda Full Cheek?
Ok so i'm still looking for a bit for my mare. I've thought of a couple but really don't feel like buying 50 bits before I get the right one.
So far i've had her in a D-ring snaffle (she shakes her head & leans into it incessantly! She also does not respond to it when asked to slow at a run or turn at a canter)
A shanked training bit which my Arab goes great in but I think the bars are too harsh for Miss Molly & she tosses her head at the slightest pressure & again doesnt like to turn in it at a run.
The bit she goes best in at the moment is a tom thumb. It's the only bit i've found that doesn't cause her to toss her head or lean into it. I'd keep her in it as she does very well, only again it does not help with her turning at a canter/gallop.
She yields wonderfully at a walk & trot but refuses at any other speed. This is really frustrating when we're trying to jump or run barrels.
So, i've considered possibly a Kimberwick as it has some leverage for if she wants to bolt, but at the same time has the D-ring cheek for adding pressure to her face.
A full cheek snaffle I've rules out only because she runs right through them, but I recently heard ot a Segunda Full Cheek (photo below). All it says is that the added port alleviates tongue pressure & concentrates more on the bars of the mouth.
Does anyone know more about it. I swear i've done a million searches on Google & it was no help.
Any other suggestions would be great.
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