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    01-09-2013, 10:18 PM
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Opinions on this bit please!

So I just bought this bit hoping I would have found the Francois Gauthier futurity bit that everyone on here likes. Unfortunately, someone else must have had the same idea because it wasn't there when I went. :( However, I did find another Francois Gauthier bit with a similar mouthpiece, but different shanks. Would it be similar even though the shanks and purchases are different in length?

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Bit I ended up buying:

     
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    01-10-2013, 04:05 PM
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Bump !
     
    01-10-2013, 10:05 PM
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It wouldn't be different if the proportion between purchase and shank is the same. Personally I like the second one better anyhow :)
However there is a chance of the second bit pinching.
     
    01-10-2013, 11:24 PM
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Thank you! I check to see where it might pinch! I think they have the same ratio as the one I got has a longer purchase. I think it's 1:2, but I didn't actually measure it.
     
    01-11-2013, 12:31 AM
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Oh and would you mind telling me why you prefer the second one please?
     
    01-11-2013, 12:38 AM
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Originally Posted by jumanji321    
Oh and would you mind telling me why you prefer the second one please?
Haha, purely cosmetic
But those style of cheeks are handy for a horse that lips the bit.
     
    01-11-2013, 02:21 AM
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Haha, I agree. My horse isn't mouthy, but you never know if I might have to use it on one that is!
     

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