Here's the list:
**When I first saw this I thought it looked relatively mild, but heard that it can be hard to fit to the horse.
**Some of the captions called this a "Tom Thumb" Pelham..Why? Is it anything like it?
Slow Twist Snaffle Style:
Amazon.com: Slow Twist Pelham Bit: Sports &..."> Amazon.com: Slow Twist Pelham Bit: Sports &...**The bit we've been using lately is a Slow-Twist D Ring..He has been shaking his head a little lately with it..Not side-to-side, just lazily shoveling like he's trying to get a fly off his nose..I'm not sure if it's hurting him, pinching, etc..This might not be the best choice..
Mullen Mouth (Straight Bar):
Amazon.com: Mullen Mouth Pelham Bit SS W/4"...**I don't know anything about this one..My first thoughts would be it was mild, but at the same time has no tongue relief..?
Jointed Broken Rubber Snaffle-Style:
Amazon.com: Jointed Tom Thumb Pelham Bit - Rubber...**Somewhat mild? They call it a "Tom Thumb" which makes me think maybe it isn't so mild..
Amazon.com: Coronet Flat Link Hollow Mouth Pelham...**Would it pinch? What is the purpose of that middle part even being there?
Pelham bit mullen mouth medium port with chain & hooks - eBay (item 290327000058 end time Jul-02-09 15:41:19 PDT)
**I've used ported bits on most horses I've ridden (and am now working on our other horses to use a snaffle) and the ported bits seem to give (depending on the heighth of the port) a goodly amount of tongue relief. They can be severe and they can be soft depending on what the rider allows. Personally, I would LOVE to somehow give Sunny's mouth a good break.
And even if I don't use one, I sure would love to get an education on them--I see SOOO many people use them, most being in their horse's mouths. Is that a coincidence? Thanks in advance. Sorry for all the bit questions..