Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh

This is a discussion on Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Best bit to use on a headstrong broke horse
  • Good bits for stopping

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-21-2009, 07:10 PM
  #1
Foal
Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh

I need suggestions for a bit that will get my horse's attention and stop him. He can be pretty headstrong and stubborn when he wants to be. (I think he was a stallion and gelded late.) I mainly trailride and I love Myler bits. I ride both English and western, so if I find a bit I like, try to get it in both disciplines. Ideas? I don't want anything too harsh.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    09-21-2009, 07:14 PM
  #2
Showing
Training is your answer, not a new bit :)
Mylers are awesome.
Have you had the horse's teeth checked in the last 6 months? Have you had a pro saddle fitter check your saddle within the past 6 months?
     
    09-21-2009, 09:15 PM
  #3
Started
I agree with JDI. A harsher bit is never the answer.
     
    09-21-2009, 10:10 PM
  #4
Showing
Quote:
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
Training is your answer, not a new bit :)
!!! I agree. Strong bit may do worse in fact.
     
    09-21-2009, 10:28 PM
  #5
Foal
Less is more. With a headstrong horse, a harsher bit will probably just make him even more mad. I know it does to mine. I ride in a snaffle, because anything else just makes him mad.
     
    09-21-2009, 10:37 PM
  #6
Green Broke
To OP: What is your current bit?

We'll work our way from here.
     
    09-21-2009, 11:51 PM
  #7
Showing
Bit Information (Snaffle and English-Type Bits)
     
    09-22-2009, 12:04 AM
  #8
Green Broke
I agree, a harsher bit is never the answer!
     

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

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

Log-in

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

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keeps on stopping!!! dreamrideredc Horse Talk 4 08-26-2009 10:08 PM
is this bit harsh?? savvylover112 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 07-20-2009 09:50 AM
Why use harsh bits? Brighteyes Horse Tack and Equipment 52 07-08-2009 07:25 PM
harsh hackamore? Go The Distance Western Riding 15 06-18-2009 08:19 PM
She's way too harsh! SpiritJordanRivers Horse Training 68 06-07-2009 02:34 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:35 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0