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    04-05-2011, 07:06 AM
Originally Posted by Amblin Cowgirl    
My horse tolerates a metal bit, but that's about it.
What metal do you use? NOT trying to talk you off Happy Mouth , but copper and sweet iron bits have taste in them many horses seem to like. I have Mikmar and KK Ultra for my horses (both copper something) and those bits for sure have taste in it if you try to lick (yes, stupid, but I tried before I bought them lol!).
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    04-05-2011, 11:27 AM
The bit I have now is just regular metal. I have also been thinking about the copper bits! I haven't ruled anything out, that's for sure! I was riding him in a side pull for a while in the summer to see how that worked out, and he goes go well in it. I would just like to have him riding in a bit he likes.
    04-05-2011, 12:53 PM
Have you considered that maybe it's the mouthpiece shape/design and not the metal he's objecting to? Or that maybe his teeth need to be looked at?
    04-06-2011, 05:12 PM
His teeth are fine. I had them floated and looked at by our vet just recently. I don't believe it is the shape of the bit that has his knicker in a knot. I really do think he needs something "softer" in his mouth as it seems to be VERY sensitive. I could be wrong. The only way I can figure out what it is, is to try something different.
    04-07-2011, 07:12 AM
I agree with bubba that very likely it can be just the shape/thickness of mouthpiece. But you won't know until you try!! Just another thing to remember (although may be someone already brought it up here) - those happy mouth bits are pretty sick, which not all horses like.
    04-07-2011, 09:41 AM
You may want to consider looking into the Myler bits as well. I would love to try one but haven't been able to purchase one yet.
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They also have info videos on YouTube and Julie Goodnight helps promote them.
    04-10-2011, 11:56 AM
Throwing in my two cents - I have a WB and he can't stand single jointed bits, I generally use french links. I'm a huge fan of the KK ultra which I hack in. I also hack him a lot in the happy mouth french link 2 ring and he LOVES it! He also plays with him tongue a lot and plays with the bits a lot but so far I have not had any problem with him chewing on the bit. He loves it! I have 3 happy mouth bits that I've used to far and never had a problem with any of them.
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