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        01-20-2012, 03:44 AM
      #11
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by redape49    
    I agree with that but the rider also has a preference.

    I have no great experience of bits, don't get me wrong, but I honestly put my horse's needs first. If I then have to do a bit of retraining to make firmer cues in to more subtle ones, so be it.

    Same with saddles, although I enjoy my comfort, my horse's will always come first.
         
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        01-20-2012, 03:48 AM
      #12
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by DuffyDuck    
    I have no great experience of bits, don't get me wrong, but I honestly put my horse's needs first. If I then have to do a bit of retraining to make firmer cues in to more subtle ones, so be it.

    Same with saddles, although I enjoy my comfort, my horse's will always come first.
    Of course the horse comes first!!! I didn't mean that preference comes first.
         
        01-20-2012, 03:51 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by redape49    
    Of course the horse comes first!!! I didn't mean that preference comes first.

    Can you explain what you meant by "I agree with that but the rider also has a preference." then? As in, do rider's prefer to use a certain bit and will use that sort only? Or they prefer loose ring to a D ring?...perhaps I'm confused, but it read to me that the rider may prefer a bit, regardless of the horse...
         
        01-20-2012, 03:57 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    What you prefer to use on your horse. Probably should have re-worded that though. Sorry
         
        01-20-2012, 04:00 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    For example: Like how a loose ring amplifies the rein action. It does come down to your horse all in all.
         
        01-20-2012, 10:27 AM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by redape49    
    For example: Like how a loose ring amplifies the rein action. It does come down to your horse all in all.
    red, I'm still confused.
         
        01-20-2012, 02:39 PM
      #17
    Green Broke
    Me too lol!
    That's what I thought had be explained above your post, and then you put about rider preference.... I dunno!
         
        01-20-2012, 02:50 PM
      #18
    Showing
    I believe my horse's first bit was some sort of loose ring. He had no respect for it. As soon as he got an eggbutt, he was a respectable mount. I think it may have been due to rough hands and pinching because he did have some marks around his lips that weren't natural. Then again he had a lot of marks on him- period.

    I was thinking of getting him a Dee ring, but that might encourage him to grab further so I think for my horse, if I had to choose.. I'd say loose ring because it helps that I have quiet hands, and I have a flash noseband to help stabilize it if need be, but if it was still pinching, I'd grab a pair of bit guards.

    However, if I were to use a Dee ring with something like an oval link bit or a french link bit, then he probably wouldn't grab and go. That's the bit I want to try on him: Dee ring oval link bit. But till then, he works pretty nicely in his eggbutt.

    Personally, I rather see a horse in a bit that can't cause them any kind of pain. I'd be put off if I got pinched on my lips for no real reason or have the bit being pulled through my mouth. Bleh!
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        01-20-2012, 03:28 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Nevermind guys, sorry I confused you.
         
        01-20-2012, 03:49 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I think she was saying that while the horse's needs come first, maybe there are certain bits you (as a rider) would prefer to use. As in if your horse didn't care what you put in it's mouth what bit would you like to use or what bit do you understand better.
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