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        04-10-2008, 07:19 PM
      #1
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    Could this be the bit?

    So again, I want to start training more and better. Blu is a nervous horse and he likes playing with his bit. I found this! I want some opinions. What do you think?

    http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SLT900232

    Or this one

    http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SLT652190

    I really like these two bits! Lol Thanks...
         
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        04-10-2008, 07:20 PM
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    Re: Could this be the bit?

    [quote="BluMagic"]

    Or this one

    http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SLT652190

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    Holy cow that one is $80...nevermind that
         
        04-10-2008, 07:25 PM
      #3
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    This one is better. Any comments? Ideas? Thoughts?

    http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SLT900227

    Gracias
         
        04-11-2008, 07:55 AM
      #4
    Showing
    I like the 3rd most (OK, I'm in love with eggbutts - think they look cute :) ). But as for severity all 3 look as mild bits (which is good).
         
        04-11-2008, 12:37 PM
      #5
    Trained
    I like the eggbutt too! I like how they look on horses better than the D ring. I think anything that Blu can play with and has 2 joints would be good for him. :)
         
        04-13-2008, 12:01 PM
      #6
    Yearling
    I'm going to step in and be the bad guy for a minute. :)
    If you want to train better, then you need better equipment. Better-made bits are more expensive; like mylers (I think that was what the 80$ one was... or at least it looked like it. :) ) They have more weight, and a better balance, and less harsh pressure points. Tons of people (usually, not trainers) will tell you 'oh your fine with a 20$ bit! There's no difference.' They're not the ones putting the bit in THEIR mouth, are they?
    If you're serious about wanting to train your horse better, then get him/her the bit she deserves. That doesn't mean, however, you have to buy brand new!
    I love mylers (80-140$ range) but you check on your local craiglist listings (craiglist.org) or ebay, you can find a used one for cheaper. Mylers have all different shapes and sizes, so there's no reason you can't find one you and your horse like. HOWEVER.
    Thinking like a trainer is worth it's weight in gold. Your horse is nervous, right? Instead of looking for a way to channel that nervousness (ie, a copper roller), try to figure out why he's nervous, and fix /that/. Bits don't train horses, you do! You have to find and fix the problem, not fix the problem's quirks. He could be chewing on the bit just because he doesn't like the pressure... some horses do well with ports, or lots of pieces, or thin... you just have to figure out what your horse needs.
    Here's the myler bit I use; it's very very mild, and has a low port to relieve some tongue pressure (sometimes horses foam at the mouth not because they're 'on the bit', but because they can't swallow because of the bit!) and it's broken in the center. Just giving you some ideas!
    I'm a bit fanatic, so if you have any more questions, feel free.
    http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy0...LT652191%20500
         
        04-13-2008, 01:56 PM
      #7
    Trained
    I have that same exact bit only in eggbutt. My "trainer" (used her for a couple lessons) told me to get this $20 bit and Vega hated it. I then researched, found myler and bought it. Yes I didn't think i'd be spending $80+ on a bit, but has it worked? Definitely. Does she listen more? Definitely.

    I know it's a big chunk of money to spend, but it's so worth it.
         

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