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post #1 of 44 Old 09-20-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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Show us your bit!

There are a lot of questions on the forum concerning bits. There is also a lot of good information on here so I would love to see it in one place. I think a lot of us would care to see what each of us is using and why.

I ride Western and my favorite bit has a Billy Allen mouth piece with tongue relief and calvary style shanks. I prefer it over others because of the lack of nutcracker design of the mouth piece as in a Tom Thumb and the swivel action of the shanks. I also like the fact that it is made of "sweet iron" that most horses prefer over stainless and the copper inlay which helps promote saliva.



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post #2 of 44 Old 09-20-2008, 07:10 PM
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Good topic :)

Misty has a small ring eggbutt snaffle:



She doesn't need anything stronger, even for hunting :P And its just the first bit we tried I have recently been thinking about trying one with a happy mouth apple flavour plastic mouth piece, I am thinking about asking the dentist next time out since she likes to chomp

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post #3 of 44 Old 09-20-2008, 07:24 PM
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the bit i have looks something like this

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post #4 of 44 Old 09-20-2008, 08:31 PM
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This is Vega's current bit.
I did some research on the different bits out there and knew i wouldn't want another 2 piece bit, because I figured out Vega really disliked the nutcracker action and the straightness of them too.
It has copper inlay for salivation, and it also had the joint in the middle so there's no nutcracker action.
Also there is independent side movement so when I need her to lift her her inside shoulder, I can easily do it.

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post #5 of 44 Old 09-20-2008, 09:52 PM
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normally I ride in a halter so no bit....
but if I use a bit I'll use an eggbutt snaffle like moomoo uses
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post #6 of 44 Old 09-21-2008, 12:48 AM
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We used to ride in a training loose ring snaffle:

And then this:

Now we just have a knock-off version of the above bit. So they're basically all the same and simple, never had any problems with it.
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post #7 of 44 Old 09-21-2008, 04:37 AM
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Comanche has what MooMoo posted, a nice and chunky one but light weight and Kai has what Ginger posted in a sweet iron, maybe a little thicker too. They both seem pretty happy with what they have.
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post #8 of 44 Old 09-21-2008, 09:14 AM
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Brickens has something like this...
http://www.moonrakerqh.com/tack/gfx/bit-25-5160.jpg

He seems to enjoy it a lot. But now that I see the bit Vega has I'm very interested in that, I might just need to try one like that on Brickens and see how he responds.
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post #9 of 44 Old 09-21-2008, 11:05 AM
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I'm currently using a french mouth small ring eggbutt.


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post #10 of 44 Old 09-21-2008, 11:15 AM
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Here's a link to many driving bits and mouth pieces. I've used most all of them.

click me!!
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