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  • Mikmar cupreon d ring snaffle
  • Mikmar Cupreon D-Ring Snaffle Bit with Ergom Lozenge

 
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    05-09-2010, 01:16 PM
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Bits?

Are these bits the same? I just don't want to dish out a bunch of $$ when I can get the same thing for cheaper:roll:

Mikmar Cupreon D-Ring Snaffle Bit with Ergom Lozenge - Dover Saddlery.

Coronet Cyprium with Oval Link Dee Bit - 5" Dee Ring Bits English HorseLoverZ.com

Thanks!
     
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    05-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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Very possible. There are very few companies actually making bits. Other companies will buy bits and put their names on it. Other companies may be buying the same bits and marketing them. Only companies who have patented a certain design will have exclusive access to certain bits. Just remember, patents have a certain life and they do expire. Then anyone can copy them.

Without a close inspection, I would not be able to tell if they are the same, in this instance.
     
    05-09-2010, 01:56 PM
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I shouldn't have asked if they were the same but if they basically did the same things.
     
    05-09-2010, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
Very possible. There are very few companies actually making bits. Other companies will buy bits and put their names on it. Other companies may be buying the same bits and marketing them. Only companies who have patented a certain design will have exclusive access to certain bits. Just remember, patents have a certain life and they do expire. Then anyone can copy them.

Without a close inspection, I would not be able to tell if they are the same, in this instance.
Wow! I never knew that! Thanks!
     
    05-09-2010, 02:06 PM
  #5
Showing
They look the same shape-wise, but I'm pretty positive the material they are made of is different. Actually Mikmar material is very distinctive color if you go to the store and compare it against other bits. I use very similar Mikmar Cupreon Eggbutt Snaffle Bit with Ergom Lozenge - Dover Saddlery. on my qh and she preferred it to all I tried (like 5-7 different ones).
     
    05-09-2010, 02:33 PM
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I am such a tightwad lol. I REALLY do not want to pay THAT much for a bit. I have a hard time buying a bit for $30 lol
     
    05-09-2010, 05:36 PM
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Anyone else have any observations?
     
    05-09-2010, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
I am such a tightwad lol. I REALLY do not want to pay THAT much for a bit. I have a hard time buying a bit for $30 lol
Yeah, I know what you feel. :) I started with the $30 bit (Albacon), and later on went to the more expensive one. I did learn though you really get what you pay for (I guess the taste is better? Not sure why it's more preferable for the horse). However, if $30 bit works for you why not? There is no point of moving to more expensive one.
     
    05-09-2010, 07:26 PM
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True :)
     
    05-09-2010, 09:26 PM
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Weanling
The cheaper bit looked alot thinner on the sides to me, where as the more expensive bit was a bit thicker - and in most cases, this means it is more gentle I believe.
     

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