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post #11 of 15 Old 03-23-2009, 12:53 PM
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Originally Posted by mls View Post
Don't get me wrong, we own several Myler's but they are not magic in any way.
Amen to that. Neither bit does a magic.

BTW, I disagree about price = quality. Not always. Billy Allen is cheaper than Myler, but I'm sure not worse. My bit is not super expensive (twice less than Myler), but my horses like it (it's copper enhanced eggbutt french link), and I don't see a reason to put amount of money in what I'm not even sure they'll like.
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post #12 of 15 Old 03-23-2009, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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When I said the Chris Cox bit was less expensive, it isn't cheap by any means. It's $75, and does have copper added. It appears by the looks and description on the site, to work very much like the myler.

I'll probably still go with the myler bit because it is sold at our local tack store and they are wonderful about helping with selection and fit. Also, with shipping and handling, the Chris Cox bit will probably end up costing me more.

If anyone has used a Chris Cox snaffle bit, let me know what you think of it. I know Chris doesn't do anything without a lot of thought to the quality and comfort for the horse. And as someone here posted, he's not into a lot of "extra" when training horses. A good quality rope halter and lead rope with a popper on the end. That's all he uses, no carrot sticks ect....

Thanks to all that have responded, appreciate the input.
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post #13 of 15 Old 03-24-2009, 10:30 AM
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Originally Posted by mayfieldk View Post
The mylar looks to have more of a billy allen mouthpiece.

btw, Chris Cox is a big western guy--not so much english. ;) Think of Pat Parelli with all the ground work, then take away the goofy stuff like trees and jumping picnic tables. ;)

The bits can't really be compared. Also remember that although bits may LOOK the same, you are PAYING for the quality of the construction and the balance of the bit. Cheap bits = poor balance.

you haven't watched him much have you?? He has done alittle of everything , his bit is very well balanced but the one pictured is NOT his!!

Yes CC is mostly a western rider but I have seen and watched him ride big time Hunters and show jumpers with HIS bit and fix them.. that being said his bit has a western design on the sides of it

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #14 of 15 Old 03-24-2009, 10:37 AM
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I have one of these bits and LOVE it on most horses not all, I have one mare that hates it ... but she also has teeth issues that even with slight pressure on the sides of her mouth cause her problems other then her it has worked onabout every horse I have tried it on!!

I have been called the NSC Nazi more then once ... I hate traditional feed methods of loading our horses up on grains and junk food :)
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post #15 of 15 Old 03-25-2009, 10:02 PM
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I love Mylers! As everyone else has said, i love them because of how each side of the bit moves independently from the other. Just because a bit is broken in the middle doesn't mean that each side moves independently.

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon
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