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Which bit to use on a strong horse? English style

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        11-24-2011, 12:06 PM
      #21
    Foal
    Www.lessismore.com. BITS DO NOT CONTROL HORSES. Article maybe you should read it.
         
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        11-24-2011, 12:12 PM
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    Trained
    ^^ bad link
         
        11-24-2011, 12:16 PM
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    Foal
    Sorry, well if you google bits do not control horses you'll find it.
         
        11-24-2011, 12:31 PM
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    The problem is that each of your desciplines have different requirements and different bits are considered correct. I would guess it is the jumping where you need the most help?

    I tend to stay away from any bit that has a harsh mouthpiece. You will never find any wire, twists, waterfords, etc.in my tack room. However, I may have some bits with poll pressure. I have a Dutch (bubble) that I will occasionally use with two sets of reins. I also have a full cheek gag bit (not as bad as it sounds). These bits work by adding pressure to the poll nerve to get the horse's attention.

    On a couple of my event horses, I have used a kineton noseband. This is a good tool for pullers.

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    While I will agree that training can be a cause, it is not always a fix. I have ridden many extremely difficult event and jumping horses that were just too full of themselves. If you think you can undo some of them, have at it!!
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        11-25-2011, 10:24 PM
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    Foal
    I'm a full believer in what David O'Connor says: train in a snaffle, compete in whatever gets you through safely. My old intermediate/advanced event horse was a 17.3hh Irish Sporthorse that didn't understand the concept of "optimum time" in x-country and just wanted to make sure he had the fastest time...ever. It was a heck of a time finding a bit that he even seemed to notice. We eventually settled on the Waterford Nelson Gag bit and that made all the difference in the world. Because it's collapsible, he couldn't get a grip on any part of it and just gave in and listened.

    As you already know, bits aren't a substitute for training, and I would never recommend riding in this on a routine basis. Like Allison Finch above me, I refuse to put a harsh mouthpiece in a horse's mouth- I believe that only makes the problem worse, since that is a constant pain (can you imagine metal twists or wires always sitting on your gums?)

    Anyways, I wish you the best of luck! Bitting, unfortunately, is mainly trial and error since what works for one horse may not work for another.
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