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Is there ever a good reason for this bit?

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  • Reasons to use a combo bit
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    02-22-2013, 09:51 PM
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Foal
Is there ever a good reason for this bit?

Is there ever a good reason to put a horse in a twisted wire/shanked sidepull combination? I can see no good reason for it, but I know others disagree.
     
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    02-22-2013, 09:57 PM
  #2
Started
You mean a combination bit?
     
    02-22-2013, 10:06 PM
  #3
Foal
Yes it's a combination with the twisted wire snaffle attatched to the shanks of the sidepull
     
    02-22-2013, 10:07 PM
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Green Broke
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    02-22-2013, 10:18 PM
  #5
Started
Like the one below? Just so you know, a sidepull works off of direct pressure so they don't have shanks. They are called combination bits because they are a mix of a hackamore and a bit.

     
    02-22-2013, 10:42 PM
  #6
Foal
Yes exactly like that
     
    02-22-2013, 10:50 PM
  #7
Started
I actually like combos.
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    02-23-2013, 01:45 AM
  #8
Foal
There used alot by barrel racers I don't personally use it on my horse because he doesn't need that much of a bit but some horses run awesome with them.
     
    02-23-2013, 01:55 AM
  #9
Green Broke
It is a high voltage bit... I prefer to train my horses to go in something a lot lighter but some people can use it to be very gentle to the horse. It all depends on the hands of the rider.
     
    02-23-2013, 12:03 PM
  #10
Yearling
I've used them. They are not as harsh as they may look, especially with light hands. They work of mainly nose pressure, the bit is a gag it slides and won't engage right away.
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