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        07-17-2009, 10:01 AM
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    Hi everyone I was just wondering what type of bits does everyone use??

    Do you use different bits for different things and what not???
         
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        07-17-2009, 10:16 AM
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    Green Broke
    Right now we are using a bitless bridle. If/when DD does anything other than pleasure riding, we use a D-snaffle.
         
        07-17-2009, 09:25 PM
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    Foal
    For my 15 year old OTTB mare: loose ring french link snaffle with a copper lozenge :)
    For my 2 and a half year old arab filly im training: a rubber coated half cheek snaffle
         
        07-17-2009, 10:26 PM
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    Green Broke
    D ring quick-release NH non-pinch snaffle.

    He he, long name :)
         
        07-17-2009, 10:28 PM
      #5
    Trained
    We use egg butt snaffles with all our mares.
         
        07-17-2009, 11:04 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Plain egg-butt snaffle with apple flavoring (Used to train young horses!) to keep him entertained. I think if I put him in anything else he would die (extremly soft mouthed).
         
        07-18-2009, 12:20 AM
      #7
    Foal
    On my show mare.
    Hunt Seat Show-Kimberwick.
    Hunt seat working- D ring snaffle
    Saddle seat- Pelham with low port.
    Western Show-I don't know what its name is but it is a slightly raised port with long s shanks.
    Western work- Halter and leads or d ring.
    Contesting-Mech. Hack don't really practice much but use the hack to practice.
         
        07-18-2009, 08:24 AM
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    Started
    I use an eggbutt snaffle with a copper mouthpiece.
         
        07-18-2009, 08:34 AM
      #9
    Showing
    I start all my young horses in a simple loose ring snaffle and have just recently been using a d-ring when they are just a bit further along in their training. For all my well broke horses, I use a bit almost exactly like this:


    But of course, I do lots of cow work like roping and cutting where I can usually only use one hand. This bit works tons better for neck reining than a snaffle does, it is less confusing.
         
        07-18-2009, 09:29 AM
      #10
    Weanling
    I use a Sweet Six gag bit on my filly. She absolutely loves it. It is great because it has enough of a bite to stop her but is is gentle enough on her young mouth. On Chase I use a twisted full cheek snaffle or atleast for this summer I am. I had jumped him up to a better bit with shanks but he had an accident last fall and had to be retrained into a softer bit. Hopefully by next year he will be back to normal.
         

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