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post #1 of 10 Old 03-20-2017, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Rockin s Snaffle Raised Snaffle Bit?

I'm getting to do a 3 day clinic in May with Ivy Schexnayder...I'm pretty freaking excited! Im even getting to take both horses, my good friend is going to ride Orianna.

One thing shes said that has me thinking though is she likes to try horses in this Rockin s Snaffle Raised Snaffle Bit. She said almost every horse she uses it on seems to do better in it.

Right now Jax goes in the Myler mullen mouth triple barrel bit. In my opinion I feel like he does well in it? He does better in it then he did in the myler O ring snaffle or mylers hbt short shanked bit. This is first bit I've used that he seems to actually round his back and do a nice gait with. Granted I'm super inconsistent with my riding thus making his gaiting a bit inconsistent (yay for 3 day clinic). So part of me is nervous to try a different bit since for the most part he goes wonderfully in the mullen mouth...Other part of me keeps saying "but what if...."

Now I'm wondering if he could go even better? Obviously I could wait till May and try Ivy's but each day I keep getting more curious.

One picture is the Rockin S bit, its a little different looking, but says the extra ring is to keep pinching from happening? Sounds like a cool idea.

The other picture is of my bit I currently use (the triple barrel) and the O ring I have and have used but he didn't seem to like as much.

Anyone use this Rockin S bit? Thoughts about it?
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post #2 of 10 Old 03-20-2017, 09:03 PM
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That bit has a pretty high port and it sounds like he likes less of a port. Overall it seems far more like the o ring he is "meh" with. It also seems a little gimicky.

I say if it ain't broke don't fix it, but at the same time it's not going to cause any harm to him to try the other one. I don't think I would myself though, unless you think you'll be required to for the clinic and want to try it beforehand.
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Yeah thats what I keep telling myself too. She said I'm not required to try it but I'm welcome to and if she feels hes not going as well as he could she'd like me to try it. You make a good point about the port though, the other three bits I've tried on him all have a port and he just never did great in them. One was the O ring, one was the hbt short shanked bit that had about the same mouth piece as the O ring pictured...and last one I tried was the myler combo bit...boy did he HATE that one!

I just get ideas in my head sometimes and then have trouble getting them out. So I probably will at least try it at the clinic to put my mind at ease.
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I always try to remember "the horse picks the mouthpiece the rider picks the rest". Some horses just don't like ports, and as far as the rest of it it's nothing special. There is no magic bit anyways. But no harm in trying it :), always fun to try new stuff and that's part of the reason to go!
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I know! Its such a bad addiction I have.....wanting to try new things....lol!! I'm just always like "BUT WHAT IF HE WOULD DO BETTER?" even though he does great already. I mean, hes only 7, he can have a month off...and I can hop on him bareback and he listens to the bit no problem at all. The only time he gets strong in the mullen mouth is if he wants to turn to go back home and I say no...but technically thats a training issue not a bit issue...but he gives up after a few seconds and goes back to being a good working boy.
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Far as that 'gimmick bit with the port, unless there is a slot, that will keep the reins attached to where that bit exits the mouth, it will have some curb action
It looks like someone could not decide whether they wanted an O ring or a D ring, thus used both, and then threw in some cub action. No, not because of the port, as there are true snaffles that have a little port, but because where those reins will sit
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I've got a friend who rides her Fjord in one of these. I generally stick to my Myler MB04 bits, but picked up a raised Rockin S at the used tack shop for $20 (huge savings there, I figured why not). I've used it a few times with my Haflinger. He's got a fat tongue so he likes some port, but I still prefer my Mylers.
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I almost bought one of those. just curious. but then I remembered how I got curios about the PeeWee bit, and bought one, and never use it. it's one of those phases you have to go through, where you think the next bit will be the magic one.

but, if you do use it, and it IS magic, let me know so I can go get one.
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I think the first bit looks like a version of a fulmer style bit, ported...
I can see the isolation of bit from the hanging rings...
I have bits with near identical mouthpiece to the bottom 2 pictures...
The first picture...no, no use for that with my guys.
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Haha yeah. Im slowly leaning away from it again. I do think I'll try it in May, since its free to try! Jax is a busy body so I think having the rollers on the myler is what he likes about it. Maybe thats why the triple barrel is his favorite bit so far...3 rollers!

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