Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
Thank you for your opinion. I agree that a bit is only as harsh as the hands behind it, but I would never slap a chain bit on a horse with a relatively inexperienced rider; the possibility of something going wrong or hurting the horse is much greater with a chain mouthpiece than a solid mouthpiece.
I'm sure in the right hands, a chain mouthpiece is an okay training tool... though my horse will never see one and I won't encourage people to purchase one for their horses either. If you so much as see-saw a little with your hands, that chain can bite pretty good.
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