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post #1 of 7 Old 12-27-2009, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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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)

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-27-2009, 08:01 PM
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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.

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post #3 of 7 Old 12-27-2009, 10:24 PM
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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.

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post #4 of 7 Old 12-27-2009, 10:30 PM
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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.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-27-2009, 11:04 PM
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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!

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post #6 of 7 Old 12-28-2009, 01:17 AM
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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.
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post #7 of 7 Old 12-28-2009, 09:58 AM
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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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