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post #11 of 14 Old 03-16-2009, 09:12 AM
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I've had problems with the purchase on bits before and what I've done is to put the bit in a vise and bend the purchase out and out of the way. Just be sure to go slow and use a cloth or something else to protect the metal from being marred.

I would rather do that then to use a mouth piece that was too large for my horse.

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post #12 of 14 Old 03-16-2009, 09:17 AM
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I've had problems with the purchase on bits before and what I've done is to put the bit in a vise and bend the purchase out and out of the way. Just be sure to go slow and use a cloth or something else to protect the metal from being marred.

I would rather do that then to use a mouth piece that was too large for my horse.
I have done that as well. I did notice that some bits bend much easier than others and poor quality bits will crack.

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I've had problems with the purchase on bits before and what I've done is to put the bit in a vise and bend the purchase out and out of the way. Just be sure to go slow and use a cloth or something else to protect the metal from being marred.

I would rather do that then to use a mouth piece that was too large for my horse.
Now there's an excellent idea. I will take a closer look at the mouthpiece. If it does fit him, I will try to bent the purchase to give a little more clearance.

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post #14 of 14 Old 03-16-2009, 05:34 PM
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I have a wonder bit that is a 5 and a quarter

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