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    03-10-2008, 10:50 PM
  #11
tim
Weanling


That will cut your horse faster than chainsaw bit. Trust me, I know.
     
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    03-10-2008, 11:10 PM
  #12
Showing
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Originally Posted by appylover31803
why would anyone want to buy a rusty old bit?

Haha that's the first thing I thought too! Ugly bits, I wouldn't pay $30 for something like that when the same thing brand new is the same price.
     
    03-10-2008, 11:17 PM
  #13
Started
People could just put a bike chain in their horse's mouth!
     
    03-10-2008, 11:24 PM
  #14
Weanling
A bike chain would probably be kinder!

I agree tim, those bits are equally if not less necessary and more inhumane. There is no reason for these kinds of bits, IMO, bar people being utterly ignorant and lazy trainers.
     
    03-11-2008, 12:23 AM
  #15
Started
T6he double-bridle frustrates me even more!
     
    03-11-2008, 12:51 AM
  #16
tim
Weanling
Just to clear up.

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Originally Posted by tim
Trust me, I know....
...from experience.

They work, and after you use them (properly) you will find your horse has a much more supple mouth, no matter what bit you use. They're really only for use in short periods though.
     
    03-11-2008, 03:11 AM
  #17
Yearling
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Originally Posted by appylover31803
first off, why would anyone want to buy a rusty old bit?
It is not appealing to buy a bit that is rusted over like that, but that kind of metal does that almost immediately. I got a bit made from the same kind of metal that showed up pretty and brand new, but looked like the pictured bits after a handful of rides. I think it is intentional because the horses like the flavor. :roll: I know the bit that I bought was very expensive, so it is not necessarily the quality that causes that.

The chain saw is creepy, but I have seen a variety of cruel looking bits having barrel raced for several years in the past. In that sport, it is very popular to go to harsher bits to achieve certain things, or other contraptions - when you need to shave time. I have paid hundreds of dollars to attend barrel racing clinics where they were selling tie downs that were made of less than 1/4" wire.

Not until I stopped barrel racing, and started following other disciplines, did I discover that contraptions were not the answer. :(
     
    03-11-2008, 10:48 AM
  #18
Trained
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It is not appealing to buy a bit that is rusted over like that, but that kind of metal does that almost immediately. I got a bit made from the same kind of metal that showed up pretty and brand new, but looked like the pictured bits after a handful of rides. I think it is intentional because the horses like the flavor. :Question: :Rolling Eyes: I know the bit that I bought was very expensive, so it is not necessarily the quality that causes that.
I know what you mean AK. When I was looking for a new bit, some of the bit descriptions said they would rust which is a good thing. It just looked like those bits were old and just not taken care of and someone was trying to sell them.
     
    03-11-2008, 02:01 PM
  #19
Showing
That is crazy, never seen anything like it...
     
    03-11-2008, 10:11 PM
  #20
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Originally Posted by BluMagic
t6he double-bridle frustrates me even more!
A double bridle on the webpage, or just double bridles in general?
     

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