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        09-21-2009, 09:19 PM
      #11
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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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        09-21-2009, 10:13 PM
      #12
    Showing
    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).
         
        09-21-2009, 11:33 PM
      #13
    Weanling
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    Originally Posted by Jillyann    
    Ouch! That looks like a fricken bike chain!!! =(
    I think that's exactly what it is.
         
        09-21-2009, 11:40 PM
      #14
    Green Broke
    Makes me sick! Like, I honestly can't even think of a situation where you would need to use something like that on a horse??? If anyone can, KUDOS!
         
        09-21-2009, 11:48 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    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!
         
        09-21-2009, 11:58 PM
      #16
    Green Broke
    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!!!
         
        09-22-2009, 12:25 PM
      #17
    Showing
    You might try an adjustable bit like these: Adjustable Horse Bits, Eggbutt Bit, Dee Bit, Kimberwick Bit
         
        09-22-2009, 12:47 PM
      #18
    Banned
    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!
         
        09-22-2009, 01:32 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    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! He's Like A Diffrnt Horse Now!
         
        09-22-2009, 01:41 PM
      #20
    Trained
    I couldn't use a bit like that on any horse...yikes!
         

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