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    12-01-2010, 08:29 PM
Green Broke
snaffles ??

Okey so I have so far tried my boy in a full cheek (no go we had pretty much NO brakes what so ever unless I yanked back on him) and a D-ring (this he goes fairly well in but still brakes arent quite there we are working on it) but I want to keep him in a snaffle at the moment im competing in a tomb thumb which he does good in but I want to get him to where I can compete in the snaffle and know he will stop (that is our only issue)
So my question is.. is there a snaffle that is a bit stronger then the D-ring? Or would I be better off just sticking with the D-ring and continuing the stop work in that. I have videos of him going in the snaffle on a good day but I have never opened him up fully in a snaffle because of the brakes issue

Those are after 2 1/2 months of working on his brakes in the snaffle he's come a ways and started to drop his head alot and relax more.
So any ideas... oh and no I am not just trying to get a quick fix im still working with him I just am curious
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    12-01-2010, 08:38 PM
Green Broke
If I were you I would just keep working on whoa in the snaffle he goes in best.

Good luck.
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    12-01-2010, 08:40 PM
Green Broke
Thanks :] im working on finding which one that is haha he likes the D-ring but I might try him in one with copper rollers and see if he likes it better since he likes to play with the bit. Do you think that would change how he rides in it??
    12-01-2010, 08:57 PM
Green Broke
A lot of horses soften up and relax with rollers/lozenges/french links, so definitely try as many as you can and see what he likes the most. My all-time favorite bit is a loose ring french link, but for more lateral face pressure it'd be better to go for a full cheek or D. I also like the Myler snaffles.
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    12-01-2010, 09:00 PM
Green Broke
Alright I deffinately will try it. At the moment im not buying any new bits just trying what we have and what he works best with then once we have it figured out ill go search around hah
    12-01-2010, 09:08 PM
Green Broke
Hah. Well keep us updated on how he's coming along.
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    12-01-2010, 09:22 PM
Green Broke
Deffiantely will :] he has come a long way from no stopping without a huge bit to starting to stop off of my seat .slowly haha but he does. Before I started working with him he threw a girl into a fence, it was her fault he wasn't ready to be run full out,she had no seat and he had no woah but none the less I now let him out at shows because I trust him just not in a snaffle :] hah

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