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  • Is an egg butt snaffle cause a nut cracker effect

 
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    03-16-2011, 05:56 PM
  #1
Foal
Help!

Okay. I have a eggbutt snaffle and my instructor told me to try her bit. It looks like a loose rein but it has a double jointed in the middle. What is that called?
Also, some people say at my barn to stick with my eggbutt because they are the same and some say that you should switch because my horse has a soft mouth?
Whats Your Opinions
HELP MEE! :) Thanks!
     
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    03-16-2011, 06:01 PM
  #2
Weanling
It sounds like a french link. Some horses prefer a single jointed and some prefer a double jointed..Why did she suggest a new bit?
     
    03-16-2011, 06:05 PM
  #3
Foal
Well I usually ride western so I had no idea what kind of english bit to buy. I had an egg butt from a friend.
     
    03-16-2011, 06:15 PM
  #4
Weanling
Did it look like this?

http://www.yourhorse.co.uk/upload/57...%20snaffle.JPG
     
    03-16-2011, 06:21 PM
  #5
Foal
Yes it did
     
    03-16-2011, 06:37 PM
  #6
Started
What were the reasons to change bits? Was your horse acting out? Not responding enough? Many bits can be used either english or western so i'd be curious to know more about the cause for the switch in bits.
     
    03-16-2011, 08:27 PM
  #7
Foal
I use a tom thumb western. I have never ridden her english before. I needed to find a bit that would work on my horse and my instructor told me to try this bit. It worked wonderfully I just don't know much about it.
     
    03-16-2011, 08:45 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Just a normal snaffle, I think that one has a peanut? The only difference is that it wont have the "nut cracker" effect and has some tongue pressure, a very mild bit when in soft hands (well every bit can be mild in soft hands, but you get my point). I actually plan on buying one just like that except in an eggbutt.
     
    03-16-2011, 09:19 PM
  #9
Weanling
The bit I posted is a loose ring Sprenger KK bit with a french link. I ride in this bit and it is absolutely wonderful.
     

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