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    04-24-2014, 02:56 PM
Originally Posted by ZaneyZanne123    
To check the width of the mouth is pretty easily done and you don't need to buy any gizmo or gadget to do this with. I improvized. Find a peice of string about baling twine size and tie one end to the center of a pencil (not sharpened). Gently draw the twine through the mouth using the pencil to lightly brace against the cheek of the opposite side. Grasp the twine beside the cheek/lip on the non pencil side with your fingers and tie a knot in the twine at that spot or mark it with a marker. Remove the twine from the mouth then measure the distance between the pencil and the knot or mark and this will give you an idea of how wide the mouth is.
I just had to comment about how positively genius this is.
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    04-24-2014, 04:15 PM
Her palate may be too low for a French link. Why not try a loose ring snaffle with a sweet iron mouth?
    04-26-2014, 04:37 AM
Eh it goes to show you that you can't always guess the breed on the head alone. Oh well. It doesnt matter either way. I was guessing more on the side of Appendix QH but no my views are still the same be she TB, QH, mix grade or what have you. ( its getting harder and harder to tell any more because Qh are looking more TB and vise versa). Either way it still doesnt matter. Her jaw is large and the muzzle area is smallish which is usualy what you find on QHs. She has a decent head and a kind eye. Just because a 5 inch bit is "standard" doesnt mean that every horse is standard. In a way I wish they were it would be easier to fit tack to them. :)
    05-01-2014, 03:58 PM
Update. I bought her a new bit - 5 in instead of I think 5 1/2. My younger sister suggested the size, and I went with it as she supposedly knew all about tack. I won't ask her about tack again. It's the same type and all, just smaller. She is much happier and much more responsive with it and it doesn't hang out of her mouth. She also doesn't chew on it as much either.
    05-05-2014, 01:48 AM
I am glad you have gotten it all figured out. I am sure your horse is also.
    05-05-2014, 01:24 PM
I'm glad you found a bit that fits. One thing to make sure of is make sure the bridle is even. Make sure the sides are even on each side of the head. That could cause the bit to sit uneven. Use the buckles on each side and even them up.

The bit being to big could of been your problem, but I thought I would throw the above out there. My bridle is constantly uneven when I first put it on. I have to adjust it to make it even.

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