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post #111 of 287 Old 05-05-2011, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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post #112 of 287 Old 06-08-2011, 07:14 AM
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This was so helpful! I had no Idea!! What you call an elevator, is sold in australia as a dutch gag. That is what my instructor told me to use. I had no idea it was suppoesed to have 2 reins! and good to know about the cheeck pices. :)
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Wonderful information! Surprisingly, I actually learned a lot :P
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Hey not sure if this was already ask or answered. . .lots of pages
But, what difference is made with different sized 'O' for a Loose ring snaffle?
Just wondering, I use one on my mare (english) that is petite, but I saw a western girl using one that was probably an inche bigger.
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post #115 of 287 Old 07-06-2011, 12:06 PM
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Thanks for posting this information. I haven't used a bit in years as I have been using a Dr. Cook's BB on my 2 horses that are broke. I currently have a 4 year old in training that I would like to show in 2012, so I have been researching my options for bitting purposes.

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Thanks so much! Helped me out! :]

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post #117 of 287 Old 07-19-2011, 05:51 AM
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I really enjoyed this thread. I am riding my young mare in a full cheek snaffle but without a bit keeper, hadn't heard of them before reading this. I will defo check it out, thanks :)

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post #118 of 287 Old 07-19-2011, 09:25 PM
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what kind of metal do you think this bit is made out of?
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post #119 of 287 Old 07-19-2011, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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I'm glad this thread has helped as many people as it has!

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post #120 of 287 Old 07-30-2011, 07:29 AM
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Question Best bit/cheek piece for a racy mare?

So the single-jointed full cheek snaffle bit I have been riding my new girl in is a loaner and the loan has just been called in, unfortunately ... so I am wondering what I should replace it with given that she is a very willing (to go flatout in a straight line) 7 yo thoroughbred mare who has never had a rider on her back who wants her to slow it right down and listen.

I want a mild bit (maybe frenchlink snaffle) and cheek piece (maybe D ring). Any thoughts? And is a bit keeper still useful with a D ring as well as the full cheek?

Just wondering what the mildest, most effective combo would be. Her new job will be trail/beach horse, with company in the paddock but riding out alone.

Great thread btw.

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