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        05-03-2013, 03:40 PM
      #21
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    Originally Posted by petitepyromaniac    
    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!
    No size up, the same size as if I'd order eggbutt (I believe she goes in 5").

    Let me check for the pics (if I find any with the head close enough :) ).
         
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        05-03-2013, 03:44 PM
      #22
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    OK. Here we go... They ARE big, but not horribly big (or may be I'm used to them already ). And they definitely don't bother her.
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        05-03-2013, 11:09 PM
      #23
    Weanling
    Thanks for the picture! I wonder why they made them so big? Oh well, it still looks nice on your horse!
         
        05-06-2013, 01:05 PM
      #24
    Green Broke
    I ride my horse in a 2-Type KK Ultra. I originally rode him in a borrowed regular KK Ultra knock-off, but the rings were pinching him. The 2-Type is a loose ring with "built in" bit guards that make it look like a combination of loose ring and eggbutt.

    I also like the Myler comfort snaffles. I borrowed a level 1 and a level 2 from my trainer out of curiosity and think my horse went a little better in the level 2 than he does in his 2-Type, but not enough to buy another pricey bit
         
        05-06-2013, 01:11 PM
      #25
    Green Broke
    I like the curbed kimberwicke.
         
        05-06-2013, 01:26 PM
      #26
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by verona1016    

    I also like the Myler comfort snaffles. I borrowed a level 1 and a level 2 from my trainer out of curiosity and think my horse went a little better in the level 2 than he does in his 2-Type, but not enough to buy another pricey bit
    I love the Myler comfort, I have 2 snaffles and a pelham here, but to be honest I think I like them more than my horses do, one frankly HATED the snaffle, darn horses, all so individual.
         
        05-06-2013, 01:45 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    Full Cheek French Link for my greenie. Loose or D-ring for the more expereinced horses I ride.
         
        05-06-2013, 02:02 PM
      #28
    Yearling
    Full cheek French link! I also like a D ring snaffle with copper rollers.
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        05-06-2013, 10:07 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    I like the Sprenger loose rings. I've never had a problem with them pinching like I have had with cheaper versions. :)
         
        05-07-2013, 08:07 AM
      #30
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    Quote:
    Originally Posted by petitepyromaniac    
    Thanks for the picture! I wonder why they made them so big? Oh well, it still looks nice on your horse!
    I think mainly because of that "eggbutt" piece (to protect the corners).
         

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