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post #1 of 10 Old 12-16-2012, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Reviews on,Sweet Iron Short Shank Low Port Training Horse Bit!

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-17-2012, 05:31 PM
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Well, what are you using this bit for? What level of horse and why are you looking into it?

I really can't answer totally, except I am not a fan of solid mouthpieces due to the lack of lateral movement. The only time I do use them is when I have a ridiculously bendy horse who needs a little stiffer of a mouthpiece.

The shanks aren't harsh and the mouthpiece isn't aprticularly either, a little tongue relief but not a lot. Has your hrose ever carried a ported bit before?

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It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-17-2012, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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i would use it for trail riding and yes she has but medium port and it makes it throw her head so my friend let me try her low port and not once did she run threw it or throw her head. but i like swivel cheeks better and i found this but no real good reviews on it, so i wanted a review before i ever thought of buying it.

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post #4 of 10 Old 12-17-2012, 06:58 PM
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I love the reiners. I have a double joint with a copper roller instead of the ported piece though.
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post #5 of 10 Old 12-17-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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my horse runs threw almost any kind of bit we have put in her mouth, it takes me a good few mins to get her to stop, even if i bump on the reins she still doesnt respond. a low port seems to be the only thing i get a response out of with her. she barrel races too but i dont how it would work for her.

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post #6 of 10 Old 12-17-2012, 09:04 PM
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A change in bit isnt going to fix holes in training.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-17-2012, 09:21 PM
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Agreed. Fix your brakes before you go looking for a new bit.
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Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-18-2012, 04:36 PM
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The length of the shanks can have a bearing on head tossing.
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-18-2012, 06:16 PM
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Correct me if im wrong, but a low port mouthpiece isnt any harsher than a single jointed mouthpiece. Maybe even easier in the mouth, especially when you have a horse with a low pallet.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-18-2012, 09:41 PM
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If I had a horse with a low palate I wouldn't do a single joint or a port at all I would go with a three piece dogbone/lifesaver/french link or a level 1 Myler or Billy Allen.

The mouthpiece itself isn't harsh at all.

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