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post #1 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 10:45 PM
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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.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
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nice thanks!!
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post #4 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 10:50 PM
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no prob.
another bit that im in LOVe with is this one..

http://www.saddleshop.com/cgi-bin/shopper.exe?preadd=action&key=05-0609&reference=/cgi-bin/shopper.exe?search%3Daction%26keywords%3D"05-0609"%26searchstart%3D0%26template%3DTemplates\Sea rchResult.html

its amazing, they cant get their toung over it, and its soft in the mouth. but you have lots of controll.. just something to try
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post #5 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 11:08 PM Thread Starter
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thanks ill take a look!
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post #6 of 6 Old 04-09-2008, 07:58 AM
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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.
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