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        12-27-2009, 07:16 PM
      #1
    Foal
    do these bit have the same affect?

    Do this bits basically have the same affect. I am going to the tack store tomorrow and thinking about picking up both of these to try on my young greenie (who is now in a rubber snaffle)

    Copper Player Full Cheek Bit, Full Cheek Bits,



    French Link Full Cheek Bit, Full Cheek Bits,
         
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        12-27-2009, 08:01 PM
      #2
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by showjumpingjunkieee    
    do this bits basically have the same affect. I am going to the tack store tomorrow and thinking about picking up both of these to try on my young greenie (who is now in a rubber snaffle)

    Copper Player Full Cheek Bit, Full Cheek Bits,



    French Link Full Cheek Bit, Full Cheek Bits,

    I would go with the french link first. I love them especially on green horses.
         
        12-27-2009, 10:24 PM
      #3
    Weanling
    They are both built in the same way, except for the one that has the little "keys" on it.
    As for which would be better, it depends on the horse. I know that my Otis is a very hard mouthed and tight in his jaw (from past training that was not very nice), but he's also very tactile and needs constant stimulation. So he'd probably enjoy having a mouthpiece like that because he can play, and it also encourages him to soften without as much bother from a rider's hands.
    But other horses may be bothered by it. As I said it depends on the horse.
         
        12-27-2009, 10:30 PM
      #4
    Trained
    I don't really like the full cheek but I really don't like the little dangles on the first bit. I want my horse feeling me not a charm bracelet in his mouth.
         
        12-27-2009, 11:04 PM
      #5
    Green Broke
    Seems like the keys could be a bit distracting to the horse... I would go with the 2nd choice first, but hey if you can afford it go for both!
         
        12-28-2009, 01:17 AM
      #6
    Green Broke
    The first bit has a VERY thin mouth piece, as well as the copper dangles. The thin mouth can be pretty harsh. I prefer at least a 14mm mouth.

    If you want something to promote a soft mouth, try a full cheek with a copper roller. I have one and it works well for most horses needing a tune-up in steering.
         
        12-28-2009, 09:58 AM
      #7
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I want my horse feeling me not a charm bracelet in his mouth.
    Ditto! I'd go with the french link personally.
         

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