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    01-13-2010, 09:28 PM
  #1
Foal
Quick Bit Help Please??!?!

Opinions on the following? Basically for regular, western, trial riding:

Milepost Sweet Iron Breaking Horse Bit - 4007559 | Tractor Supply Company

Milepost Horse Bit with Copper & Stainless Roller - 4007517 | Tractor Supply Company

Milepost Stainless Steel Reining Horse Bit with Smooth Copper Snaffle - 4007494 | Tractor Supply Company
     
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    01-13-2010, 10:16 PM
  #2
Foal
Oh and this one too:

Milepost Tom Thumb Horse Bit with Copper & Stainless Mouth - 4007452 | Tractor Supply Company
     
    01-14-2010, 07:47 AM
  #3
Foal
Nobody?!?
     
    01-14-2010, 08:00 AM
  #4
Showing
Of the 4 bits, I like #2 or 3 the best. Absolutely not #4 unless you are familiar with gag bits and, for whatever reason, you need one.

My all time favorite curb has a Billy Allen mouth piece and is made of sweet iron. Why are you looking for a different bit and what are you using now?
     
    01-14-2010, 09:59 AM
  #5
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by SabreBaby    
Opinions on the following? Basically for regular, western, trial riding:

Milepost Sweet Iron Breaking Horse Bit - 4007559 | Tractor Supply Company
This one is junk. The others are okay if your horse is pretty well trained. This bit is not a breaking bit. I wouldn't by tractor parts at my tack store so I don't buy tack at the tractor supply store.
     
    01-14-2010, 04:04 PM
  #6
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by iridehorses    
Why are you looking for a different bit and what are you using now?
I'm currently borrowing some sort of custom-made, twisted curb. It's like this one minus the gag-action. http://www.horsetacknow.com/images/products/210502.jpg I absolutely hate the look of the bit, but my horse works extremely well it it. I'm looking for something similar that is milder and I can call my own. :)


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Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
This one is junk. The others are okay if your horse is pretty well trained. This bit is not a breaking bit. I wouldn't by tractor parts at my tack store so I don't buy tack at the tractor supply store.
Okay. Thank you. :)

Also, a new question.... Are the first three considered Tom Thumb bits? Why or why not? I've read some other bit posts, and I definitely don't want to confuse my horse with a TT. Thank you!!
     
    01-14-2010, 04:12 PM
  #7
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by SabreBaby    
I absolutely hate the look of the bit, but my horse works extremely well it it. I'm looking for something similar that is milder and I can call my own. :)



So don't look at the bit just put it in the horses mouth. If the horse works well in it then it is not too severe and you are doing your horse and yourself a disservice if you change what works to conform to an internet trend. No bit is harsh if used properly. Man I get tired of typing that phrase. As far as Tom Thumbs go it's mostly people that are confused by TT's not horses. Use what works and don't worry about labels.
     
    01-14-2010, 04:19 PM
  #8
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
So don't look at the bit just put it in the horses mouth. If the horse works well in it then it is not too severe and you are doing your horse and yourself a disservice if you change what works to conform to an internet trend. No bit is harsh if used properly. Man I get tired of typing that phrase. As far as Tom Thumbs go it's mostly people that are confused by TT's not horses. Use what works and don't worry about labels.
Okay. Thank you, but like I said, I'm borrowing it, and it is a very expensive ($150) bit, so..... yet again, a new question: What inexpensive alternatives might work?
     
    01-14-2010, 04:23 PM
  #9
Trained
Take the picture to a tack store and they can possibly order one if they don't stock it.
     
    01-14-2010, 04:35 PM
  #10
Showing
This is my bit with a Billy Allen mouth piece. Mine is a hand made bit but Meyler and many others make them. Just google Billy Allen bit and many sites come up.

Bit 001.jpg

However ...... if your horse is going well in the bit he is in, get on line and look for a similar bit. It doesn't matter what you like, it's what works for your horse. If he is going very well in the bit he has and you have educated hands, keep that bit (or one like it).
     

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