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        06-12-2010, 03:15 PM
    Sorry, ANOTHER Bit Question!

    So... as most of you know, I'm obsessed with bits. Well, I wanted to try a French Link on my horse, but I don't know how he will act with it... So what do you think? Do your horses like French Links? Do they hate them? Whats your opinion?
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        06-12-2010, 03:22 PM
    Green Broke
    I love French links. Eggbutts are my favorite. The are soft, but still get the message across.
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        06-12-2010, 03:40 PM
    I like eggbutts too, but I can't use them on my horse right now as he is "steering impaired" if you catch my drift. Lol.
        06-12-2010, 03:45 PM
    Green Broke
    Haha. Then a full cheek french link should do.
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        06-12-2010, 03:58 PM
    Right now I ride ina full cheek single jointed snaffle... Do you think the french link would make much of a difference?
        06-12-2010, 06:16 PM
    I posted this link on one of your other bit threads - so here it is again.

    ::: Sustainable Dressage - Tack & Auxillary Equipment - The Bridle & the Bit :::

    I like any 3 piece bit - except the Dr Bristol.
        06-13-2010, 12:02 AM
    It may or it may not. Some horses like 3 links (my both mares do), some dont'. You just can NOT tell without trying!
        06-13-2010, 12:18 AM
    Honestly...I wouldn't obsess over bits if I were you. While they do matter, I feel the best thing you can do is use as little "artillery" in the mouth as possible, and use your seat and leg most. When something is working good for you, don't try to fix what isn't broken, after all! ;)

    That being said, not all snaffles are created equal. Even when you are using the seat and leg primarily, a horse may just not like the way a bit feels in his mouth. Some horses like a lot of movement, others don't like any mobility.

    What is good about a french link is it eliminates the "nutcracker" action you get with single jointed bits. Some horses would prefer that to 3 links though. It all depends.

    My pony goes in a french link eggbutt and he loves it. It's a gentle bit and I still barely have to use my hands at all. He goes very light.

    I think they are very good bits, very mild. Just give it a try and see if your horse likes it! Here's a full cheek french link.

    French Link Full Cheek Snaffle Bit - Dover Saddlery.

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