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post #21 of 44 Old 06-18-2012, 03:11 PM
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If the horse has not had any bit in its' mouth in years, I think I would start with a single jointed. IT is the most basick of bits. But if he is resistant, then try the double jointed.
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If the horse has not had any bit in its' mouth in years, I think I would start with a single jointed. IT is the most basick of bits. But if he is resistant, then try the double jointed.
Alright, thanks!
What do you think about the one with a roller where the joint would usually be in a single jointed? It seems like it wouldn't cause a problem about forming a V and poking at the roof of the horses mouth, and it seems like it would be comfy and a bit entertaining perhaps without being TOO distracting like the one with all rollers. What do you think?
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I'd advise asking friends if you can borrow a few bits to see if they work with your horse. Most folks who have had horses for a while have boxes of bits & miscellaneous tack.
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I'd advise asking friends if you can borrow a few bits to see if they work with your horse. Most folks who have had horses for a while have boxes of bits & miscellaneous tack.
Great idea! Maybe someone at the barn would be willing to let me try some
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BTW - I consider $25 to be an expensive bit. Nothing but the best, tho', for my mare!
Lol, bsms! I'll better won't tell how much the one I'm using was.

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I'm still really unsure about the French link bits though...hence the reason I don't have any on that list, but, If you think that French link would be the best option, I can add one!
My mares seem to like oval mouth over french link, but you never know until you try. I had this one http://www.doversaddlery.com/jp-kors...u24b45ygqrom55 for my paint to trail ride.

However I second the idea to borrow several bits from the friends and try on your horse to see what works the best.

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but it's way above the OP's budget.
Oops, I didn't catch the $20 part.

Here's an almost identical bit to the one I'm using for a little less, but still not down to the $20 mark. Closer, though...

Korsteel Copper Roller Eggbutt Snaffle Bit 5 Inch - Statelinetack.com
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Awesome! This is actually the one I was looking at! I love the eggbutt style and I think it may be worth giving my budget an extra 10 or 15 dollars just to get a nice once that I'm sure he will love. This is most definitely my favorite as of now!
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My mares seem to like oval mouth over french link, but you never know until you try. I had this one JP Korsteel Oval Mouth Copper Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
I really like the design of the mouthpiece, though I'm not a fan of loose rings. I really prefer eggbutt style for both functionality, comfort, and design. Thanks for all your help!!
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I tried my new mare in one of my nice expensive Myler snaffles, and she hated it with a passion. So I started looking for my next try, and hanging up was the loose ring French link snaffle that both I and my Arab mare hate, it was on a hook because I don't use it, well guess what, madam loves it.

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