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    05-05-2011, 11:44 AM
SQHS, I am trying to figure out how to PDF a document on a PC - I did get your PM :)
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    06-08-2011, 08:14 AM
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. :)
    06-14-2011, 03:54 PM
Wonderful information! Surprisingly, I actually learned a lot :P
    07-05-2011, 11:08 PM
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.
    07-06-2011, 01:06 PM
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.

Thanks again!
    07-15-2011, 03:51 AM
Thanks so much! Helped me out! :]
    07-19-2011, 06:51 AM
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 :)
    07-19-2011, 10:25 PM
What kind of metal do you think this bit is made out of?
    07-19-2011, 10:59 PM
I'm glad this thread has helped as many people as it has!

Ponyjocky - I would guess stainless steel, but I have no idea. You would have to contact the retailer or manufacturer.
    07-30-2011, 08:29 AM
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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