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post #1 of 3 Old 06-23-2013, 10:01 AM Thread Starter
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Question Dressage Bits?

So my horse has a very strong neck and she can get very heavy. No matter how light I am on her mouth, it feels like a fight. So I'm thinking of bitting her up a little bit. Right now she's in a full cheek snaffle with a french link for dressage. I'm thinking of something that will give me a little bit more leverage, but isn't going to rip her mouth out. Any suggestions? They must be legal for dressage since we do eventing. And I was wondering about a Baucher bit?
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post #2 of 3 Old 06-23-2013, 01:42 PM
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if your horse isn't responding to the bit atm, bitting her up may help, as long as you are careful and don't get hard on her mouth. a baucher counds like a good idea, it's not a hard bit and it was effective for me when i needed that little extra strength on my horse.
If your horse is tense and won't give, another bit to consider would be a Happy Mouth. They have soft rubber, are fine for dressage (where I do it anyways) and they really help to soften the jaw.
Choose a bit, and perhaps try it with a lozenge in the middle. This makes it softer and also gives the mouth something to think about and ensures no pinching of the tongue.
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