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post #1 of 8 Old 02-08-2013, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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Odd kind of bit?

I was at the hardware store today looking at what little horse stuff they have (they had pure neatsfoot oil, I should've gotten it!). They had a leather mouth loose ring snaffle, and some other weird snaffle. It was a loose ring, but it was a straight bar. The mouthpiece was a hollow tube of metal that had holes in in, almost like a wooden flute, but metal and holes on both sides. I don't have pictures of it, but if I go there soon, I will try to get some up.

Any idea what kind of bit it is?
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post #2 of 8 Old 02-09-2013, 07:46 AM
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Sounds like a Windsucker bit to me. A simple bit because it's left on a stabled horse that windsucks. Apparently air leaks back through the holes and since the bit stops a horse completely closing its mouth it's harder to gulp air into its stomach.

Never had the cause to use one so I don't know if it works or not

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Sounds like a worming device to me. Put into bit and comes out in mouth so horse can't spit it out.

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sounds like a worming bit.

Very useful piece of kit. Put bit on, squirt in wormer, horse doesnt spit it out all over you!

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Wouldn't a worming bit mouthpiece be solid at one end?

They're rubbish, anyway. Half the stuff stays in the mouthpiece and drips on your jacket when you take it out :(

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Worming bits are almost always plastic, have one closed end and just a couple of holes, if not just one. That sounds like a winsucking bit to me, like Unclearther stated. Definitely not a worming bit.

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uncleararthur, you are supposed to flush them through with water before taking them out of the horses mouth.
I personaly flush them with apple juice.
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uncleararthur, you are supposed to flush them through with water before taking them out of the horses mouth.
I personaly flush them with apple juice.

You've a lot more patience than I

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