Is there ever a good reason for this bit? - The Horse Forum

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post #1 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 08:57 PM
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You mean a combination bit?
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post #3 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 09:06 PM Thread Starter
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yes it's a combination with the twisted wire snaffle attatched to the shanks of the sidepull
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 09:18 PM
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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.

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post #6 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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yes exactly like that
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-22-2013, 09:50 PM
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I actually like combos.
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post #8 of 10 Old 02-23-2013, 12:45 AM
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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.

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post #9 of 10 Old 02-23-2013, 12:55 AM
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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.

Horses are scared of two things... Things that move and things that don't.
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post #10 of 10 Old 02-23-2013, 11:03 AM
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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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