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        05-09-2010, 09:00 PM
      #11
    Weanling
    I tend to agree with the thickness comment. It's really hard to tell because of the positioning of the Coronet bit, but I think the Mikmar is thicker in general.

    The biggest thing I notice between these two bits is that the oval link sits vertical on one bit, and horizontal on the other bit.
         
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        05-10-2010, 12:07 AM
      #12
    Started
    Which bit should I buy?
         
        05-10-2010, 12:14 AM
      #13
    Showing
    What about this one OV Curve Hunter Dee with Copper Mouth Snaffle Bit - Dover Saddlery. or OV Curve Oval Mouth Copper Loose Ring Snaffle Bit - Dover Saddlery. ? I have Ovation bit (the one with the loose rings) for my paint and she seems to like it as much as expensive KK Ultra.
         
        05-10-2010, 12:23 AM
      #14
    Started
    This is the type of bit I want but he needs to salivate more. He has a copper bit already so IDK
         
        05-10-2010, 07:32 AM
      #15
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    This is the type of bit I want but he needs to salivate more. He has a copper bit already so IDK
    Now I'm confused. The cupreon in Mikmar is copper as well. Why do you want to change then?
         
        05-10-2010, 07:43 AM
      #16
    Banned
    Here's the first bit on eBay - might be worth following this auction to see if you can get it cheaper:

    Mikmar Cupreon Lozenge Dee Ring, 5 1/4'', NEW - eBay (item 140389534018 end time Jun-06-10 17:03:19 PDT)
         
        05-10-2010, 10:17 AM
      #17
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    This is the type of bit I want but he needs to salivate more. He has a copper bit already so IDK
    Don't expect a bit to make your horse salivate. If you want your horse to do this, you must allow him to relax in the bridle, not consider it an enemy. If your horse has a tense mouth, no amount of exotic metal will fix it.
         
        05-10-2010, 12:09 PM
      #18
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    Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
    Now I'm confused. The cupreon in Mikmar is copper as well. Why do you want to change then?
    His bit has a copper ball that he plays with and it puts too much localized pressure on his tongue. The mix of metals in the mikmar is supposed to make them salivate more. I was wondering if the mikmar and the coronet had a similar mix of metals
         
        05-10-2010, 12:10 PM
      #19
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by maura    
    Here's the first bit on eBay - might be worth following this auction to see if you can get it cheaper:

    Mikmar Cupreon Lozenge Dee Ring, 5 1/4'', NEW - eBay (item 140389534018 end time Jun-06-10 17:03:19 PDT)
    I would go with it but that is too big for him. He takes a smaller size. Thanks tho! I will watch ebay for one
         
        05-10-2010, 02:09 PM
      #20
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Horseychick94    
    His bit has a copper ball that he plays with and it puts too much localized pressure on his tongue. The mix of metals in the mikmar is supposed to make them salivate more. I was wondering if the mikmar and the coronet had a similar mix of metals
    I'm not very positive it's a case. :) Also I think mikmar and coronet probably have different mix, BUT the copper is the main ingredient in both. If you are really tight on money, I'd just go with the coronet. Or keep eye on used mikmar on eBay (although I couldn't find one personally while back).
         

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