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post #1 of 9 Old 05-20-2012, 03:54 AM Thread Starter
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Starting In Western Pleasure

My friend is about to start training her horse in western pleasure.
She was recommended a sweet iron full cheek snaffle for the beginning of training, is that correct?



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post #2 of 9 Old 05-20-2012, 09:24 AM
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My friend is about to start training her horse in western pleasure.
She was recommended a sweet iron full cheek snaffle for the beginning of training, is that correct?

Thank you
Many Horses like the taste of a sweet iron bits, I personally like any variation of broken snaffle bits, they are gentle.

No expert on training, but I like the trainers suggestion :)



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Agreed, it's a nice starter point, and a good bit in general.


I recently switched my older show horse to sweet iron, and I now know he definitely likes that. He's never been fussy with any bit, but he's especially quiet and soft in sweet iron.

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I've never done WP, but I'm about to go exercise a couple of horses using sweet iron full cheek snaffles...

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Many Horses like the taste of a sweet iron bits, I personally like any variation of broken snaffle bits, they are gentle.

No expert on training, but I like the trainers suggestion :)



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Yes that is what we were told, that it was gentle.
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Agreed, it's a nice starter point, and a good bit in general.


I recently switched my older show horse to sweet iron, and I now know he definitely likes that. He's never been fussy with any bit, but he's especially quiet and soft in sweet iron.

Ok, excellent. Her horse is a little fussy with bits, hopefully this one will do the trick

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I've never done WP, but I'm about to go exercise a couple of horses using sweet iron full cheek snaffles...


Will you let me know how it turns out?

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That is def. My preferred bit! Love the sweet iron full cheek. It's a great training bit, so long as you don't mind buying another snaffle for showing in.


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That is def. My preferred bit! Love the sweet iron full cheek. It's a great training bit, so long as you don't mind buying another snaffle for showing in.

Oh good!
No she won't mind buying other bits.
Your supposed buy other bits once their training develops, aren't you?

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