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. :(