Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
• Horses: 0
I like a simple french link loose ring, d-ring, or eggbutt. It's a nice mild bit that doesn't have any crackerjack action on the tongue and jaw (like with a snaffle) and doesn't interfere with the palete (like a snaffle.)
I have no idea what kind of contraption the first bit is, I would steer clear though.
Zab - I ride in a Happy Mouth French Link bit, that's the one with the hard plastic. It's wonderful. As with any bit, if it gets damaged you DO have to replace it, and yes, plastic does get damaged a little easier than metal, but there are advantages to plastic over metal.
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