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        05-02-2013, 11:50 PM
      #11
    Showing
    Korsteel french link eggbutts have worked well for me.
         
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        05-03-2013, 02:19 AM
      #12
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
    I hear a lot of loves for the loose ring! I may have to give that a try...for those of you who have tried a loose ring vs. dee or eggbutt or another type of cheek piece with your horses, how do you feel they compare, just curious?

    I've always ridden my horse in a dee ring french link, but lately she's been showing some signs of resistance (rooting, excessive chomping of the bit when asked to really work off her hind) and I'm thinking it may be time to do some experimenting with the mouthpiece and possibly cheek piece just to see if her preference as we move up with her training has changed.
    The loose ring is harder for the horse to brace against since it moves.

    Also, horses move the bit in their mouth with their tongue to put it in more comfortable positions depending on the pressure you use. It's very slight, but they can, and do. A fixed cheek doesn't give them as much leeway as a loose ring.
         
        05-03-2013, 06:41 AM
      #13
    Started
    I'm not sure why, but I've always refused to buy a loose ring..I've always gone with an eggbutt or d-ring. I have a single jointed korsteel that two horses have liked, and I have a french link that I just love and is my go-to bit for any horse that needs work and isn't completely finished (every horse I've ever ridden lol).

    I like the french link because I don't have to decide if the horse has a low pallete or not, it just works (majority, there are exceptions).
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        05-03-2013, 06:51 AM
      #14
    Cat
    Green Broke
    I guess a bit of a side-question but does everyone who uses loose ring also use a bit guard? I've been seeing more and more horses around here when in loose-rings not having bit guards and I always thought one was needed?
         
        05-03-2013, 08:37 AM
      #15
    Weanling
    If you go up a 1/4 to 1/2" in length, it shouldn't pinch even without a guard. A guard is probably the safest option though. However, guards aren't allowed in dressage.
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        05-03-2013, 10:22 AM
      #16
    Super Moderator
    Love my Mikmar as well as my horses (I use Mikmar Bit Company on qh (she hates loose rings) and Mikmar Bit Company on paint (because she locks on eggbutt)).

    I also tried KK Ultra, Mylar, Stubben, Ovation, and some others, and Mikmar by far is their favorite (my qh kinda refused to go in other bits after she tried Mikmar).
         
        05-03-2013, 10:25 AM
      #17
    Super Moderator
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Hoofprints in the Sand    
    I hear a lot of loves for the loose ring! I may have to give that a try...for those of you who have tried a loose ring vs. dee or eggbutt or another type of cheek piece with your horses, how do you feel they compare, just curious?
    It depends. My qh HATES loose rings. I tried and it turned her into the monster. She's very happy in eggbutt (that is nice and stable, and not moving), and OK in D. My paint is very good at "locking" on eggbutt, so I use loose rings on her - the moving rings add some entertainment to her. BTW, I really disliked bit guards and my paint has very sensitive skin, so I got "eggbutt" loose rings (see the link I posted above).
         
        05-03-2013, 02:45 PM
      #18
    Weanling
    Kitten_Val, do you order a size up with the loose ring Mikmar, or do you order your regular size since it has the little cheek pieces? Also, could you post a picture of it on your horse? I heard the rings on the Mikmar look really big. I'm picturing something ugly, but surely it can't be THAT big!

    I guess you could pm it to me if you'd rather... I don't know if it's helpful to others, or if I'm just hijacking the thread!
         
        05-03-2013, 03:25 PM
      #19
    Weanling
    My horse goes in a Happy Mouth double jointed with a roller. He loves it, but he works in any bit, but just works the best in this one!
         
        05-03-2013, 03:40 PM
      #20
    Trained
    Mmm if I had to have just one English bit it would be an Eggbutt French Link, but my second choice would be controversial, because I would go for a short shanked mullen mouth pelham I think it is a very useful bit to have around, you can use it with one rein as either a snaffle or a curb, with two reins you have something that you can use to refine a little, and with a converter you have a lightly better braking system, but without the hassle of the second rein.

    I know a lot of people would disagree, but suits me.
         

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