Sorry, another bit question
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

Sorry, another bit question

This is a discussion on Sorry, another bit question within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category

     
    LinkBack Thread Tools
        07-13-2010, 04:50 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Sorry, another bit question

    Would this bit be considered a tom thumb type?


    6" Stainless Steel Smooth Snaffle Classic Equine (Equine - Horse Tack Supplies - Bits - Workin

    What exactly is a schooling bit?

    NEW Kelly Silver Star Billy Allen Schooling" Bit - eBay (item 370403344057 end time Jul-31-10 07:17:14 PDT)


    I have a 16 yo old well broke QH mare that I ride western. She came in a hackamore but it was recommended to me that she be put in a bit (?). My farrier/trainer recommended a TT, but I know most don't like the action of one.

    Thank you in advance and I'm sorry to bring up the bit questions again.
         
    Sponsored Links
    Advertisement
     
        07-13-2010, 05:20 PM
      #2
    Cat
    Green Broke
    Is she going well in the hackamore? As long as its not an overly cruel hackamore with super long shanks - why not keep her in it? If it is a hack with long shanks - maybe try a Little S hack.

    Otherwise if I was going to a bit I would first start with a snaffle and go from there. Maybe a short-shanked low or medium port colt starting bit.
         
        07-13-2010, 05:58 PM
      #3
    Showing
    I would say that, yes, that first bit is a version of the TT. As for the second bit, sometimes something with that straight of a mouth will cause a horse to gape their mouth open, especially if they are not accustomed to packing a bit of this style. I prefer one with a port (though each person and horse has their own preferances). I agree with Cat though, if there really isn't any problem with how she behaves in the hackamore, there isn't much need to change it unless you just want to.

    Do you mind if I ask who recommended that you put her into a bit an why?
         
        07-13-2010, 07:09 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by smrobs    

    Do you mind if I ask who recommended that you put her into a bit an why?
    My farrier who is also my sorta trainer. He thought I'd have more control on the trail in a bit.
         
        07-13-2010, 07:12 PM
      #5
    Showing
    IMHO, unless you are having a problem controlling her in the hackamore, then there really isn't a reason to change unless you want to try something different. However, if you do need some more control, I would likely start with a simple snaffle and work your way from there. Do you know if she has ever been ridden in a bit or has she been in a hackamore all her life?
         
        07-13-2010, 07:22 PM
      #6
    Weanling
    I've not had issues with her in the hackamore. From what I understand, she's been ridden all over the state with just the hackamore. I've only had the horse for 2 weeks and so far she's a dream to ride compared to my old horse.

    I don't know anything about hackamores so I don't know if it has long shanks or not. I'll try and get a picture of it.

    I have used a french link O-ring snaffle with her (when they recommended the TT) and she's fine in that. I just don't like the immediate "put her in a TT" when she might not need a bit like that.

    Thank you.
         

    Quick Reply
    Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
    Message:
    Options

    Register Now

    In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

    Already have a Horse Forum account?
    Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

    New to the Horse Forum?
    Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

    User Name:
    Password
    Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
    Password:
    Confirm Password:
    Email Address
    Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
    Email Address:

    Log-in

    Human Verification

    In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


    Old Thread Warning
    This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

    Thread Tools

    Similar Threads
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Question in regards to a bit luvridinhorses Horse Training 7 05-14-2010 05:52 PM
    Question NyHorseGal Horse Memorials 4 01-19-2010 05:12 AM
    Question for you .. NyHorseGal Horse Artwork 15 12-28-2009 06:58 PM
    Question... ladybugsgirl Horse Talk 6 11-15-2009 04:00 AM
    Bit question? Juno21 Horse Training 7 06-27-2008 02:22 PM



    All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:14 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
    Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0