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post #1 of 9 Old 05-14-2012, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Wink Oh the obsession.. (bits)

Anyone else obsessed with bits? I have 8 bits, which I have all gotten in 3 years of owning Casey... Just think about how many bits I will have in 10 years! Now, I had half of them given to me, the others I just bought at sales. Sad thing is, only one fits Casey (although I could try my Eggbutt Copper and see if she likes that now, it may fit) because of her super low palate. And that just isn't right when I have TWO nice bridles that I like.. AND what-dya know, I have a $50 certificate to Dover saddlery.. Hmm.. I have been eyeing this bit,
AlBaCon French Link Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
I am looking for a loose ring snaffle on Dover with a french link/lozenge. Also have been looking at this one, but I need a thin snaffle (because of Caseys low palate) and it is not a brand name bit.
Oval Link Loose Ring Bit | Dover Saddlery
And I would prefer a German silver, sweet iron, or some other type of material for the mouth other than stainless steel (not so much copper though). Or this one, but I'm not sure if the 16 mm would fit.. The bit I use right now is a Myler Comfort Snaffle- with loose ring, sweet iron.
AlBaCon Elite Loose Ring 16mm Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
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post #2 of 9 Old 05-14-2012, 06:39 PM
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I have an obsession with buying reins.... I have 5 bits and one horse! 5 reins for one horse! Just incase ;)
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Casey, I'm not obsessed with the bits (or I'd go bankrupt ), but I owned a bunch, and I usually re-sell when I don't use one anymore (mind you they are ALL in great condition - I clean the bit after each use and go with the quality ones).

Anyway... I got Mikmar lozenge (similar to oval mouth) and very happy with it. Both my horses use it (my qh goes in eggbutt, my paint goes in loose ring eggbutt, and she has narrow mouth/low palate). They both preferred it over Albacon french link (that I used for starting them) as well as pricey KK Ultra (I used on my paint for while). Mikmar Cupreon Loose Ring Snaffle Bit with Ergom Lozenge | Dover Saddlery

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Hey that might be a good idea buy and sell when im done with them, I like to keep the basic bits around like a snaffle ect
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Hmm.. I have been eyeing this bit,
AlBaCon French Link Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
I am looking for a loose ring snaffle on Dover with a french link/lozenge. Also have been looking at this one, but I need a thin snaffle (because of Caseys low palate) and it is not a brand name bit.

I just bought the AlbaCon French Link Loose Ring and looooooooooooooove it!!! It's not only affordable, but Sky doesn't try to spit it out or gape his mouth. He's very happy in it and works softly in it. I actually just submitted a review on the bit 2 seconds ago lol!

Highly recommend it. Plus it's a good looking bit.

It is narrow though. I have a picture of it sticking out of his mouth:
https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net...49282924_n.jpg
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Sky, he's smiling and saying "mmmmmmm"!
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i've had so many bits it's not even funny. I finally went through and sold all of the ones I hadn't used in a few years on ebay. Wasn't a bad haul!
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I think I am going to wait a bit to use my certificate, wait and see if getting another horse works out and then spend it on what I need. Thanks guys! I also LOVE learning about bits, I have this one huge book on bits, I can find the link for it on amazon if any is interested.

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I bought my horse last November and already have 3 bits... oh my.... horse is still young, wonder how many bits will I have in 20 years??? Lol

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