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    06-03-2010, 12:03 AM
  #11
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Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979    
They're all too common in the 2/3yr old "Snaffle Bit" WP classes I have seen, breed and open.
Wow! That's sick!

Although I do remember checking a known local trainer (I was looking for the place to put my horses in training), and I asked what bit he's using. His dad said "snaffle with wire mouthpiece"! Well... They didn't go there...
     
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    06-03-2010, 12:08 AM
  #12
Trained
I tried to buy a new games pony a while ago - A little 12.3h pony who was in a very short tie down and very amped up. I rode her and was sure she would go much better with a nice snaffle and no tie down. I offered them a little lower than their asking price, and they turned me down.

They then turned around and sold her to another girl I know (And don't like) for $1,000 LESS than I had offered.

I saw her on the pony a few weeks ago and she was back in a short tie down, but now with the added fun of a double offset twisted wire bit.

She definitely chose the better home for the pony, don't you think!
     
    06-03-2010, 12:11 AM
  #13
Banned
PHEW and people at my barn think that me riding a curb bit is terrible! They should see THAT puppy!
     
    06-03-2010, 12:11 AM
  #14
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C'mon, wild_spot, some people are just nuts, you know that!
     
    06-03-2010, 12:16 AM
  #15
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Originally Posted by wild_spot    
I tried to buy a new games pony a while ago - A little 12.3h pony who was in a very short tie down and very amped up. I rode her and was sure she would go much better with a nice snaffle and no tie down. I offered them a little lower than their asking price, and they turned me down.

They then turned around and sold her to another girl I know (And don't like) for $1,000 LESS than I had offered.

I saw her on the pony a few weeks ago and she was back in a short tie down, but now with the added fun of a double offset twisted wire bit.

She definitely chose the better home for the pony, don't you think!
People don't like to be told they're wrong unfortunately...
     
    06-03-2010, 12:29 AM
  #16
Trained
Oh and I forgot, I saw the girl who owned the pony that same weekend, on her new horse, in an equally short tie down with head straight in the air *Headdesk*.

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People don't like to be told they're wrong unfortunately...
Silly thing is, I didn't even mention the way she was ridden or anything about her training. I guess she just though my relaxed, gadget free Bundy was terribly unhappy and from a bad home :p

I honestly lose a lot of respect for peple who feel the need to resort to a bit like this to control their horse. The sad thing is the ones that think they should use it are generally the ones who will abuse it - And the ones who could use it properly are those who don't have a a need to!
     
    06-03-2010, 12:53 AM
  #17
Green Broke
Lex, an awesome 22 year old gelding at the barn, is ridden in one by his owner, but with shanks. I ride him alot, and I put him in a thick TT, and the difference is amazing. When I first saw what bit was on his bridle, I almost had a heart attack. And he's such a sweetheart!
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    06-03-2010, 01:31 AM
  #18
Trained
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Originally Posted by equiniphile    
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
Or perhaps it is used by trainers that took on a horse that the owners had screwed up so badly trying to be the horses buddy that it takes a bit like that to get the horses attention.

Why does this bit have to be "harsh"? Why does "harsh" have to equal cruel?

I don't own this type of bit but I wouldn't roll my eyes at anyone that did just because of this bit.
     
    06-03-2010, 01:50 AM
  #19
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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
Or perhaps it is used by trainers that took on a horse that the owners had screwed up so badly trying to be the horses buddy that it takes a bit like that to get the horses attention.

Why does this bit have to be "harsh"? Why does "harsh" have to equal cruel?

I don't own this type of bit but I wouldn't roll my eyes at anyone that did just because of this bit.
While educated and experienced horse people may be able to make something out of that bit, the fact is that most people who use it use it as a short cut--I'm sure with enough digging I could find out your credit card information, but if I shot you in the foot and then held a gun to your head, you'd be a little bit more willing to give it up willingly, wouldn't you? People who also use this bit right off the bat, as kitten_Val recounted, wouldn't be on my top list of trainers either. Why not try a plain old snaffle first, which is like a poke in the ribs, before using that thing, which is like breaking your arm?
     
    06-03-2010, 02:01 AM
  #20
Trained
I would guess most inexperienced people would be just as afraid of it as the people that have posted thus far in the thread. If used properly there is no reason that this bit has to cause anymore pain than a regular snaffle. You can't design everything to be idiot proof. Some things will always require some skill to use.

If you think it's so bad then don't use it but there is no need to suggest that someone that does use one is less of a horseman because he/she uses one. If they use it incorrectly then you can judge them but why not wait and see what kind of horse comes out in the end. I know people that ride in expensive rope halters that they call hackamores. They have awful horses and both are terribly unhappy.
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