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  • What is the best driving bit for draft mules

 
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    07-17-2008, 10:45 PM
  #11
Green Broke
Trying a ton of bits usually works, but the most mild and best one I have found is a loose ring frenchlink snaffle
     
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    07-17-2008, 10:48 PM
  #12
Foal
Lol. I have heard a lot about that one. XD

Has anyone here ever happened to try one of the weird rubber bits?
     
    07-17-2008, 10:55 PM
  #13
Green Broke
Tried them, but wasn't impressed... I think you'll want something metal for your mule, they tend to be a bit more pushy on bits... from what i've noticed anyway
     
    07-17-2008, 11:08 PM
  #14
Foal
Ok. That's good advice that i'm looking for =D

So I should probably stick to metal atleast to get started. Probably the french link.

Thanks soooooo much to everyone who helped ^____.____^
     
    07-17-2008, 11:09 PM
  #15
Green Broke
No problem! I'm just excited there's another mule person on here!
     
    07-18-2008, 12:55 AM
  #16
Foal
Try a hermsprenger KK, they are made from either german silver or aurigan. Aurigan is preferable, and they have a number of bits to choose from. They have one with a french link that is light, nice, and legal.
     
    07-18-2008, 07:52 AM
  #17
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by laceyf53
Try a hermsprenger KK, they are made from either german silver or aurigan. Aurigan is preferable, and they have a number of bits to choose from. They have one with a french link that is light, nice, and legal.
thanks =] I have to find a list of ones that work... and separate one for bits that are legal in shows x]

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No problem! I'm just excited there's another mule person on here!
and me too! =D
     
    07-18-2008, 01:41 PM
  #18
Yearling
I use a Myler French Link D-ring...love it!
     
    07-22-2008, 12:45 PM
  #19
Foal
I have another question =]

I went to the cheshire horse sale on sunday and was just browsing all of the bits and came accross this huge rubber mullen mouth. :/ 6" but I got all confused because it said draft/mule size. Does that mean draft horse or drat mule? Or is it implying that most mules will fit it and have bigger mouths than horses? But I have this feeling that maybe it meant draft sized mules because the tag called it a driving bit. Does anyone know exactly what it meant? =[

I've just been thinking this over and over and decided I need to find an answers/ +D

And also... does a full cheeck do anything more than a dee or loose ring? Or is it just for looks?
     
    07-22-2008, 05:30 PM
  #20
Green Broke
I would say that it's a Draft Mule bit... because 6" is a lot bigger than a usual bit and even a horse bit (5") tends to be a bit big for my mule.... They did make that confusing though

I think the full-cheek does do something more, but I couldn't tell you a whole lot because I am a western gal (even though you can use them western) and I haven't ever used one or researched one
     

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