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post #281 of 287 Old 11-10-2013, 10:44 AM
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What type of bit is this?


Can anyone tell me what type of bit is shown in the attachment? I believe it's a mullen mouth of some type. It was left in our barn by previous owners. I'm curious about what it is and how it is used?


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post #282 of 287 Old 11-10-2013, 02:38 PM
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It's a Houghton bit and it's usually used on racehorses. I'm not sure what type of horse it would be used to to help their performance though.
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post #284 of 287 Old 11-13-2014, 01:47 AM
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Thank you! This helps a lot!
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post #285 of 287 Old 05-15-2015, 07:29 PM
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Great job!! Just want to point out that you are missing the ball joint in the mouthpieces section (below) :

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post #286 of 287 Old 05-15-2015, 10:34 PM
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It help with a horse that is hard to steer, the loop goes under the jaw.

Nice that it is unjointed, some horses here in NZ wear a horrible version. - Have to be really careful its not put in the mouth the wrong way up.
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post #287 of 287 Old 05-16-2015, 09:49 AM
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Can't forget the Wing Cheek either!! One of the best bits I've ever used!!

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