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post #1 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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is there a trail riding/barrel racing bit???

im just starting out barrel racing my 4 yr old tn walking horse mare.she has been a great trail horse and im trying to find a bit that i can use everyday for trails or barrels,she cannot use a tom thumb bit because it creates sores on her mouth,she has a very light response and is very skittish at times.im thinking of buying a snaffle but what kind is the problem.any help would be great!!!
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post #2 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 12:59 PM
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Full Cheek or D ring Snaffle works best for me.
My guy really likes something with a french link.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 02:19 PM
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i like the o or d ring snaffles that have the dogbone in the middle, or at least thats what i have called them lol. i also like to have copper in there, keeps there mouths moist.

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-21-2009, 02:24 PM
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There is no one answer. It has to work for the horse and the rider. Snaffle, S-hacks, beetles, reining bits, etc. You can run a class of 25 horses and each horse can very possibly have a different bit.
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