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post #1 of 17 Old 10-06-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Help with the correct way of this BIT please..............

I am trying to understand the difference between this bit and how it is hooked up to the bridle. Rather it is one way or the other, it appears theres not much difference, if any at all. I know the circle faces the horse neck, but the difference is with the bit flipped straight over, or just flipped from hooked up one way to the other, is there a difference in how the bit works. Both ways the circles would be facing the back.

Just want to make sure I have it hooked up correct.
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post #2 of 17 Old 10-06-2011, 08:43 PM
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Just make sure the concave part is facing you when you attach it to the bridle. Looks like you might have to flip that over, but otherwise looks right.

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Just make sure the concave part is facing you when you attach it to the bridle. Looks like you might have to flip that over, but otherwise looks right.
concave part lol?
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If you hold the cheek pieces with both hands like you were holding reins, one side of the cross piece corners will look like the inside and outside if you flip it over. That doesn't apply to all bits, but just take a look at it both ways just in case.

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If you hold the cheek pieces with both hands like you were holding reins, one side of the cross piece corners will look like the inside and outside if you flip it over. That doesn't apply to all bits, but just take a look at it both ways just in case.
so would it appear to be a greater than sign facing me
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There's an inside and an outside. That's all I can say. I'll try to find a pic that shows it better and repost.

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Okay, this one shows a good case of inside and outside. Hope that helps.

Korsteel Slow Twist Eggbutt Full Cheek - Full Cheek Snaffles from SmartPak Equine

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Okay, this one shows a good case of inside and outside. Hope that helps.

Korsteel Slow Twist Eggbutt Full Cheek - Full Cheek Snaffles from SmartPak Equine
only see one pic lol
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Okay, this is my last attempt. That pic is showing the outside of that bit. The part facing you should be facing out of the horse's mouth. If you were attaching a bridle to it, you would flip it over to the inside and attach it.

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post #10 of 17 Old 10-06-2011, 10:38 PM
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I'll try and explain it the bit (middle part) has a curve to it. The inside of the curve should face you.Or using the bit that you pictured the side that the bit is laying on should face you and the side facing up faces away from you.

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