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post #11 of 24 Old 09-21-2009, 08:19 PM
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Don't you guys know that some horses just need a harsh bit? That's just how it is!

That bit is a torture device through and through. Sickening.
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post #12 of 24 Old 09-21-2009, 09:13 PM
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I actually wonder WHO comes up with the ideas like that?

To eventerdrew, 5 1/4 is really hard to find. My horse is that size and it seems to be very non-standard (all are 5 & 5 1/2). :( I ended up getting really expensive one (Mikmar lorenzo).
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post #13 of 24 Old 09-21-2009, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by Jillyann View Post
Ouch! That looks like a fricken bike chain!!! =(
I think that's exactly what it is.

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post #14 of 24 Old 09-21-2009, 10:40 PM
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Makes me sick! Like, I honestly cant even think of a situation where you would need to use something like that on a horse??? If anyone can, KUDOS!

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post #15 of 24 Old 09-21-2009, 10:48 PM
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My husband is a silversmith, and he also makes bits and spurs. You would not believe what people ask him to make!! It's disgusting! He always turns them down though, thank goodness. One guy wanted a tom thumb with the mouthpiece made out of SCREWS! Uck!
He also has people ask him to make "cheater bits" for shows - they look like snaffles but they have a high port like a correction bit. I guess they figure the judge won't ask them to drop their bridles? DUH!

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post #16 of 24 Old 09-21-2009, 10:58 PM
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thats gross!! in dressage and i think other horse sports it is awesome when the horse chews the bit it means they are learning! if i horse tryed to chew that bit it would make them bleed!!!

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post #17 of 24 Old 09-22-2009, 11:25 AM
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You might try an adjustable bit like these: Adjustable Horse Bits, Eggbutt Bit, Dee Bit, Kimberwick Bit

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post #18 of 24 Old 09-22-2009, 11:47 AM
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I worked at a Saddbred training barn OMG........... You should see some of the Bits they put in the poor horses mouths. It was horrible!
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post #19 of 24 Old 09-22-2009, 12:32 PM
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Thats Sick!
Oscar Has A French Link Hanging Cheek Snaffle! I Found It Hard To Control Him Sometimes As He Is 17.1hh Of Tb Muscle! And I Was Advised To Get A 3 Ring Gag But I Refuse To Go Any Harder Than The Hanging Cheek! Hes Like A Diffrnt Horse Now!

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post #20 of 24 Old 09-22-2009, 12:41 PM
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I couldn't use a bit like that on any horse...yikes!

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