Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
upnover, I have to disagree with you. 5" is the average size for a horse. I would strongly suggest measuring your horse's mouths regardless of what you currently use.
My 1,100 lb QH only measures 5", my 13h pony measures 4 3/4". The 1,220 16.1 QH I had for training last summer measured for 5 1/4". Having a bit that is too large is like walking in shoes that are too large - they just don't do the job properly.
The way I measure a mouth is to tie a string on to a thin stick, fit the string in my horse's mouth with the stick against one side of his mouth, as I would a bit, and mark the other side of the string with a Magic Marker. Then all I need to do is measure between the stick and the mark I made.
I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.
Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.
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