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    07-17-2009, 10:01 AM

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
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
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
Green Broke
D ring quick-release NH non-pinch snaffle.

He he, long name :)
    07-17-2009, 10:28 PM
We use egg butt snaffles with all our mares.
    07-17-2009, 11:04 PM
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
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
I use an eggbutt snaffle with a copper mouthpiece.
    07-18-2009, 08:34 AM
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
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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