Help with western bit... - Page 3
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Help with western bit...

This is a discussion on Help with western bit... within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        05-08-2010, 04:25 PM
      #21
    Trained
    I agree with Kevinshorses and MacabreMikolaj. If it's not broke why fix it. If your horse is as well trained as you are saying AND you have soft hands, that bit isn't causing your horse any pain. In fact it'll give you a heck of a lot more stopping power than a french link. So if you just need something "just in case" he spooks and the rest of the time you are using your legs/seat to direct him I'd keep him as is.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        05-08-2010, 04:26 PM
      #22
    Banned
    I am a reformed chronic bit changer. My horse came to me riding on a plain ol' medium port curb, pretty similar to yours. I thought it was too much bit for him so I switched his bit...and then switched it again...and then switched it again...and you guessed it, I switched again. Guess what I ride him in now? His plain ol' curb bit. In the long run, id rather have too much bit than not enough. Just a suggestion.
         
        05-08-2010, 07:16 PM
      #23
    Green Broke
    Like others have said, I like the bit you have.

    A little curb pressure gives you finesse and a horse that breaks at the poll. I find that snaffles make the head go up before they collect and go down again. But maybe that's just me.

    Sometime I should get a picture of the mechanical hackamore I ride in. Everyone seems to dislike them or think they are severe, but I don't find them a drop more severe than a mild curb bit. Basically, it rides just like a curb bit.

    I do make a couple modifications however. For instance, I always take off the wicked looking curb chain that comes with them and replace it with a flat, double linked curb chain. And I always use a mechanical hackamore with a gentle, wide, flat noseband. And I ride on a loose rein and neck rein, only actually using rein pressure if I need to control speed (not usually an issue). But basically, it rides like a curb bit.

    My new Fox Trotter rides best in a mild curb (similar to what you posted a picture of) or a sliester mechanical hackamore with a flat noseband and flat curb chain. She actually does better with both of these than she does a snaffle. (She doesn't seem to like a bit with a broken mouthpiece). I even gait her and use two hands with the mechanical hack. She puts light nose pressure into it and gaits just great that way, the same as she does with a curb.
         
        05-09-2010, 10:55 AM
      #24
    Weanling
    The reason why I wanted to get him a different bit is because he gags on this one. I can tell he hates having it in his mouth. He will shake his head and pull away from it. I tried a snaffle yesterday and it worked really well. He diddn't gag or pull from it at all! I also tried my rope bridle (the exact one smrobs recommended) and we both really like it. I will use the rope on him now instead of the curb. Thank you all so much for your help and opinions, it helped me and my buddy a lot :)
         

    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
    Two really nice saddles for sale>>>>>>English and Western>>western Wintec +)>>>look PaintsTheWorld Tack and Equipment Classifieds 10 01-08-2010 12:46 PM
    Could she do western? BurningAmber520 Western Riding 10 08-21-2009 11:07 AM
    New To Western Tracy Western Riding 25 12-03-2008 09:46 PM
    Western/English Differences... and Training Western Horse? FutureVetGirl Western Riding 2 08-25-2008 01:24 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:58 AM.


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