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post #1 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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problem taking bit of bridle

Im having a problem undoing the cheek pieces to remove the bit. Is there a knack to it that someone could share with me please, I spent ages the other night and gave up in the end.
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post #2 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 03:16 PM
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What type of bridle to you have? Does it have leather ties, chicago screws, quick release leathers, hooks...? There are so many differant bridles made so many differant ways we can't tell you with just that little information.

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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It has hooks, iv tried pushing it further to release from hook but i cant,
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post #4 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 03:35 PM
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Sounds like it's very dry. Clean it and it should be more 'bendable'.
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post #5 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 03:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try it again tomorrow, thanks for tip.
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post #6 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 04:00 PM
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Are you having a problem with the clip or the leather?

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post #7 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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Its an english bridle with hooks, so your suppose to push the leather forward to release from the hook to pull it back! It took me forever to pull the leather from the keeper to start with. Perhaps it is abit dry so will use some oil on it to soften it.
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post #8 of 10 Old 10-03-2012, 11:33 PM
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Oh yes my english bridle has the same hooks. I like watching my friends who are barrel racers try to undo it.

I'm a barrel racer at heart, but its so fun to throw tack at people who are unfamiliar with it.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #9 of 10 Old 10-04-2012, 04:26 PM
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Don't pull it out of the keepers first!

If you're right handed, hold the billet in your left hand with the tab pointing to the right. Push the loop (around the bit ring) towards the hook position with your left thumb, at the same time pinching your right thumb and forefinger between the tab, where it goes over the hook, and the leather beneath. You should find it'll lift off the hook.

To replace, just reverse this ie. thread the tab through the two keepers, position the hole and slot over the hook, press down and slide to the left. Voila!

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post #10 of 10 Old 10-04-2012, 05:28 PM
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I struggle w/this, too, especially since I have athritis in my hands. I use a small screwdriver, & some needlenose pliers to help me. Or-the easiest-I get hubby to help.
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