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post #11 of 44 Old 09-21-2008, 10:58 AM
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Here are mine:

For my mare:

d-ring frech link

For my gelding (his bit needs to be changed every so often):

sweet iron eggbutt snaffle with copper inlay

whistle snaffle

slow twist d-ring snaffle

d-ring Waterford

happy mouth pelham
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post #12 of 44 Old 09-22-2008, 10:11 AM
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I use Albacon French link eggbutt from Dover :)
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post #13 of 44 Old 09-22-2008, 10:32 AM
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The one furthest away is a O-ring snaffle

The one in the middle is a low port grazing bit with a copper roller.

The closest one is a regular TT bit.

I'm shopping for a new bit though. I have had trouble with the TT's.

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post #14 of 44 Old 09-22-2008, 02:05 PM
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I use a full cheek snaffle while I am training my two year old. He responds to it very well. He looks funny with an english bit on a western headstall [/img]
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post #15 of 44 Old 09-26-2008, 11:27 AM
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I use a d ring french link on both of my horses.

I like it because it's extremely mild. (:
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post #16 of 44 Old 09-26-2008, 06:34 PM
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I use a thin loose ring snaffle (jointed). I also use a jointed pelham for showing.
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post #17 of 44 Old 09-27-2008, 01:05 PM
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Here's a pic of one of my bits that I used to use -

I've also got a D-ring stainless steel snaffle that I use most with Sam - bought it on eBay for less than ten dollars used! It was a bit squeaky in the rings, but I put some mineral oil in it and it stopped - I think Sam liked the squeak, though!

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post #18 of 44 Old 11-05-2008, 06:46 PM
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This is my favorite bit, I really like 3 piece bits now and the shanks are no more than 3" and the purchase is probably 2". I also have a tom thumb with 3 1/2" shanks and a 2 1/4 purchase. It's got a nice ratio and despite the straight shanks my horse likes this bit just fine, can't tell the difference between the two on which one he likes more. I only got the other bit because of what people were saying about the tom thumb. I talked to my trainer and she didn't scold me, she said that my curb strap is so loose that that will help with the presignal this bit lacks because of the straight shanks and that is all she said about it period so I think it riles people up more than it should probably. For English I want a full cheek snaffle I need to go shopping!
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post #19 of 44 Old 11-05-2008, 06:56 PM
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both usually ride in this:

justin and boo both show in this:

Justin (qh/tb)
Boo (asb)
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post #20 of 44 Old 11-05-2008, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by kickshaw View Post
I ride in one like that-for now. Before I was in a snaffle and before that another kimberwick-which pinched him so I had to take it out.
I've ridden in a lot, trying to find the right one and for training purposes. but I'm pretty happy with the one above.

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