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  • Rockin s snaffle
  • What is a good bit to use after the d ring?

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    01-23-2012, 07:57 PM
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I would recommend a loose ring snaffle, but if the hole that the ring goes through, the horse's lip can get pinched, in which case you would need a bit guard..
     
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    01-23-2012, 08:10 PM
  #12
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I am not a fan of snaffles usually - but the Rocking S is good enough for Mark Raschid !
     
    01-23-2012, 08:39 PM
  #13
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Kimberwicke.
     
    01-23-2012, 08:42 PM
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Originally Posted by chrisnscully    
I am not a fan of snaffles usually - but the Rocking S is good enough for Mark Raschid !
I'm kind of confused by the Rocking S. How is it different than a regular D-ring snaffle? A D-ring won't pinch a horse's lips or cheeks either and the additional fixed rings on the Rocking S just seem like they'd get in the way of your cues.

I don't know...maybe I'm not seeing something.
     
    01-23-2012, 08:49 PM
  #15
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Originally Posted by DraftyAiresMum    
I'm kind of confused by the Rocking S. How is it different than a regular D-ring snaffle? A D-ring won't pinch a horse's lips or cheeks either and the additional fixed rings on the Rocking S just seem like they'd get in the way of your cues.

I don't know...maybe I'm not seeing something.
My understanding is that it is designed to give really clear signals to the horse and since riding is all about communication that can't be a bad thing.
     
    01-23-2012, 08:51 PM
  #16
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Huh. I'll be frank. It looks like a gimmick to me. Just my honest opinion, though. I'll stick with my french link eggbutt snaffle, thanks. Seems to work well for me and my greenbroke 16hh 2.5yo draft cross.
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    01-23-2012, 08:52 PM
  #17
Foal
There is more info on the Rocking S here - Mark Rashid Horse Training - Rockin S Snaffle
     
    01-23-2012, 08:58 PM
  #18
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Originally Posted by chrisnscully    
There is more info on the Rocking S here - Mark Rashid Horse Training - Rockin S Snaffle
Read that (I googled the Rocking S when you mentioned it because I had no clue what it was). Still seems a bit gimmicky, to me. *shrug*
     
    01-23-2012, 09:12 PM
  #19
Foal
Wow. What I used to like about Mark Rashid was that he didn't try and sell stuff. I stand corrected.
     
    01-23-2012, 09:12 PM
  #20
Foal
Well - like most horsey stuff, some of it works for some people and horses and not for others - plenty of room for different views!
     

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