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post #21 of 46 Old 01-20-2012, 03:06 PM
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Wow guys. I think she just meant that the horses preference comes first, but the riders would be sort of a "secondary preference."

i.e., if only one saddle fit the horse then that saddle would be ridden in. But if two saddles fit the horse, the rider would have the luxury of picking which of the two saddles they like best.

If the horse worked good in both the D ring and the O ring, the rider would have the luxury of picking which bit to ride the horse in.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #22 of 46 Old 01-20-2012, 03:11 PM
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Wow guys. I think she just meant that the horses preference comes first, but the riders would be sort of a "secondary preference."

i.e., if only one saddle fit the horse then that saddle would be ridden in. But if two saddles fit the horse, the rider would have the luxury of picking which of the two saddles they like best.

If the horse worked good in both the D ring and the O ring, the rider would have the luxury of picking which bit to ride the horse in.

I thought we'd already been through that on the above posts o.0
And there is no 'Wow guys.' about it really, I was only asking for a better explanation.
She may know someone who rides the same horse in the same bit, or a trainer that breaks in the same bit- you never know, hence why I asked, and KV followed it up.
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post #23 of 46 Old 01-20-2012, 03:44 PM
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I agree with that but the rider also has a preference.
Bitting Rule: rider gets to choose the bit only when there are two or more bits which the horse likes equally.

Same with saddles.

The plot thickens when a rider discovers that one bit controls the horse out of pain, & chooses to use it as a quick fix for training/savvy holes: the horse DOESN'T like that bit, but rider doesn't care, because it seems to fix lack of control.

That'll work until it doesn't.
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Bitting Rule: rider gets to choose the bit only when there are two or more bits which the horse likes equally.

Same with saddles.

The plot thickens when a rider discovers that one bit controls the horse out of pain, & chooses to use it as a quick fix to training/savvy holes: the horse DOESN'T like that bit, but rider doesn't care, because it seems to fix lack of control. It does. Until it doesn't.

You see this all too often.
I am aware some horses require a stronger bit, however if its wrong in the training, a stronger bit may help for a short while, but then you'll end up on square one again!

Unfortunately I have never found a horse with two likes in a bit.. but I haven't much experience.

Another thought for those with older horses, especially English riders.. I found my boy at 19 had the same bit as when he was 16 and was a nightmare. Why? He didn't have enough room in his mouth to take a chunky bit.

My friend had her new mare's teeth done today- no wonder the mare was taking the bit between her teeth and bombing.. she was in a lot of pain.

Just things to think about with if you need to change a bit, WHY it needs changing
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]Personally, I rather see a horse in a bit that can't cause them any kind of pain.[/B] 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!
Let me know when you find one of those, OK?

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Bitting Rule: rider gets to choose the bit only when there are two or more bits which the horse likes equally.
Until my horse follows me into the tack room and points out the bit he wants, sorry, I'm going to keep making the choice for him.
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Until my horse follows me into the tack room and points out the bit he wants, sorry, I'm going to keep making the choice for him.



AHAHAHA. I could imagine that.

Probably, more like "Actually, despite your huge range of bits.. I just don't feel like being ridden today...."
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Haha! Not mine, I'd get, "just jump on and hold on tight we're going to go for a run!"
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Duffy " GOT FOOOOOOOOOOOOOD?????"

If you did, and held it on a fishing rod in front of her, she'd probably run.. she's just idle.
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i'm a loose ring fan and so is my gelding. however, i will say that he is most happy in a loose ring with a "sleeve" as i've heard it called. in the store they called it a "loose ring eggbutt". like this:

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Let me know when you find one of those, OK?



Until my horse follows me into the tack room and points out the bit he wants, sorry, I'm going to keep making the choice for him.
Haha, will do bubba xD But jokes aside, he's fine in his current bit.

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