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  • Dr bristol full cheek , horse leans
  • What is the difference between a dr bristol bit and a french snaffle

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    11-16-2008, 08:45 PM
Originally Posted by jazzyrider    
isnt the only difference the thickness of the link?
Nope. Different designers may make them at varrious thicknesses but the only difference between the two bits from the same designer is the angle of the link - how it sits on your horse's tongue.
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    11-17-2008, 02:09 AM
Thanks for the welcome iridehorses <3

I had no idea we were talking about bits. I ride my andalusian with an eggbutt snaffle, and the arab with a full-cheek one.

Does the brand make a difference?
    11-17-2008, 06:38 AM
An eggbutt and full cheek are different styles of snaffles that could be made by the same brand. The difference in brands in the same style bit (lets say the full cheek) is the quality of the material, the thickness of the mouth piece, the workmanship, the materials used (all stainless steel, sweet iron, stainless with copper, all copper mouth, etc), the fit & finish - and price, of course.
    11-18-2008, 09:11 PM
Here's the verdict on moving from a french link to the Dr. Bristol with my new horse (I couldn't belive how timely this post was). A+ for the Dr. Bristol! Mojo was putting his head down and leaning on my hands, also slowish in downward transitions. Now with the Dr. B he is still relaxed and accepting of the bit, but he respects it more. We love it. It has has been great for two of my horses and I'm sold.

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