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    01-14-2013, 06:02 AM
Looking for a bit.

I'm looking for a new bit to show Lucy in, and i'm a bit stuck.

She goes really well in her current bit, which is a Myler level 1 loose ring snaffle with a leather chinstrap.

She has an old tongue injury where it looks like her tongue was nearly cut off, she has a big scar across her tongue. I think this bit just sits across her tongue without squashing it too much. It also sits against her palate, but because of the barrel, doesn't poke it.

The issue is that the bit slides side to side a bit, and when i'm showing it looks messy and makes it looks like she is resisting when she is actually being nice and soft.

So i'm looking for something with a similar mouthpiece, but a cheek that will stop it sliding side to side. I would also prefer brass as it would match my show bridle.

I would love to try her in a Myler Baucher, but of course they don't do any of the Myler bits in brass.

Any ideas?

I have some photos to show what i'm talking about.

This is how her bit sits normally, excuse the dorky face, she was getting a scratch!

This shows both sides of the bit how it sits normally.

And this shows the sliding, i'm setting up for a rollback here.

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    01-14-2013, 06:03 AM
She likes her bit loose and low in the mouth, I wonder if that is the main problem?
    01-14-2013, 07:20 AM
What are you showing in? That will make a big difference as to what bits you can use.
    01-14-2013, 08:08 AM
Sorry. I'm showing in ASH classes, so pretty much any snaffle is fine.
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    01-14-2013, 06:06 PM
How about a D-ring Myler? No way that's sliding through any horse's mouth
    01-14-2013, 06:29 PM
Have you thought about keeping the same bit and just getting a smaller version of it? If its sliding around in her mouth, it might be because it's too big for her mouth.
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    01-14-2013, 06:30 PM
^ Yeppers to the above two posts
    01-14-2013, 09:38 PM
Aren't the D Rings on a maker huuuge though? She's only little ha ha!

I'm actually going to head into the local saddlery and see if they do the myler rental thing and maybe try a few different ones, smaller size and different cheeks. I wish they did brass :(
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    01-14-2013, 09:47 PM
I agree that it looks like it's too big for her, with that dainty little head she's got LOL. And, I'm sure that having it down that low in her mouth doesn't help either...but you just gotta make do with those picky horses.

As for cheeks, sorry I can't be much help with that. Since I'm a western rider, I don't know much more than just the basic types; loose ring, D-ring, eggbutt, and full cheek.
    01-15-2013, 07:01 PM

You could try something like this maybe?

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