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post #1 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
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Double twisted wire bit...

I was at the tack store yesterday and I saw a bit with a mouth peice similar to this. I can tell it has to be extremly harsh, but what else can anyone tell me about this bit? I'm just curious because I've never seen it before. Thanks!


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post #2 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 06:47 PM
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Personal translation: HARSH HARSH HARSH only used on horses whose trainers want to take shortcuts and not fix the real problem, just use a quick fix by stuffing a piece of practically barbed wire into their mouths >=(

...........Of course, I've been known to be wrong
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post #3 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 06:52 PM
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That just looks horribly painful! >_<
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post #4 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 07:30 PM
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This is JustDressageIt's description of a double twist bit on the sticky at the top of this forum:

Double Twisted Offset Wire

This bit is very very harsh. You have two different mouthpieces protruding up into the palate at once, they both crackerjack on the tongue in different places, then two wires irritate and hurt the horse’s lips to “make it listen.”

Read more: Bit Information (Snaffle and English-Type Bits)



Ugh is all I can say. I agree that this will never fix the issue at hand, only force the horse to "respond"/cave to the pain.
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post #5 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 07:37 PM
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Twisted wire bits, single or double, should be banned IMO, from every show and riding organization out there. They are a lazy shortcut for a horse that is hard mouthed or has other training issues. I have seen horses with bloody lips at shows before, with trainers dabbing colored cream over the wounds so the judges won't see... It's downright disgusting.

ANY trainer that uses them or recommends them is a sorry excuse for a horse-person IMO, and should be flogged.
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Twisted wire has no place in a horses mouth, ever.
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post #7 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Ouch, yeah that's what I though. I guess it's a good thing I have never seen one used then. Thanks for the info guys :)

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post #8 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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I have seen horses with bloody lips at shows before, with trainers dabbing colored cream over the wounds so the judges won't see... It's downright disgusting.

ANY trainer that uses them or recommends them is a sorry excuse for a horse-person IMO, and should be flogged.
Oh my goodness! That is just horrible! I don't know how people could say that they love horses and do that to them. It is just wrong :( and yes, they should be hit for doing stupid stuff like that.

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post #9 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 10:58 PM
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I can't believe people sell those let alone use them.
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post #10 of 90 Old 06-02-2010, 11:01 PM
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They're all too common in the 2/3yr old "Snaffle Bit" WP classes I have seen, breed and open. Usually in the form of an O-ring with single twisted copper wire, but still just as harsh. They seem to be the bit of choice among many "trainers" I have met on the breed show circuit. Disgusting.
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