First time in the bit

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

First time in the bit

This is a discussion on First time in the bit within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-08-2008, 10:25 PM
Green Broke
First time in the bit

Today during training, we tried a snaffle bit on thunder for the first time and worked him a little in it. He did fine, didnt seem to bother him. He responded while leading to turns and stuff. The trainer said that he should probably need a cob or arab size headstall because he's pretty small. Does this sound about right? She tried a cob size on him with a chin strap and nose band and he did fine. Does the bit sound right too? We were just trying it out on him, it's the beginning of trying to break him. I'm starting now introducing tack, and going through to the end of summer, ending with a little more riding (making him 2 1/2). Then do light riding in the arena all through winter and by the time he's 3, he'll know what to expect if we decide to introduce trails, ect that summer. If anyone has any recommendations for tack that would be wonderful! Ill be doing western.
Sponsored Links
    04-08-2008, 10:45 PM
Any kind of frenchlinked snaffle is good for a breaking. It doesn't jib up in their mouth, but if your not heavy in the mouth it should be fine.
    04-08-2008, 10:47 PM
Green Broke
Nice thanks!!
    04-08-2008, 10:50 PM
No prob.
Another bit that im in LOVe with is this one..

Http://"05-0609"%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DTemplates\Sea rchResult.html

Its amazing, they can't get their toung over it, and its soft in the mouth. But you have lots of controll.. just something to try
    04-08-2008, 11:08 PM
Green Broke
Thanks ill take a look!
    04-09-2008, 07:58 AM
I started both mine in sidepull. This way you don't jerk on mouth with the bit. When they learned to stop and turn I switched to french link.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:40 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0