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    12-06-2012, 12:04 AM
  #11
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Originally Posted by Tianimalz    
Oh crap!! I'm in trouble then!

QUICK INDIE! Get that out of your mouth!

Haha why worry about that bit when the other horse has an octopus on his head!!! LOL! I love that picture!!
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    12-06-2012, 12:04 AM
  #12
Foal
Single Link vs. French Link

I found one link so far. It talks about the single joint snaffles causing the nutcracker effect.
     
    12-06-2012, 12:06 AM
  #13
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IME some horses prefer a single jointed bit, and some horses prefer a double jointed. Some horses don't care. I certainly wouldn't think badly of anyone using a single jointed snaffle, full cheeks or otherwise.
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    12-06-2012, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by verona1016    
IME some horses prefer a single jointed bit, and some horses prefer a double jointed. Some horses don't care. I certainly wouldn't think badly of anyone using a single jointed snaffle, full cheeks or otherwise.
Does there seem to be a certain breed that prefers single jointed to double jointed?

I think I read somewhere that horses with shallower palets don't care for single-jointed snaffles... but no way am I opening my horse's mouth just to see her palet. XD

I think she's a quarab, or at least has a similar build to one.
     
    12-06-2012, 12:11 AM
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ok quick question, I'm on the black horse, for this conversation, he's grey. But does he seem to be flexing? Looks so to me but I'd like yalls opinion. Crappy pic I know!
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    12-06-2012, 12:13 AM
  #16
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Originally Posted by Phly    
ok quick question, I'm on the black horse, for this conversation, he's grey. But does he seem to be flexing? Looks so to me but I'd like yalls opinion. Crappy pic I know!
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He seems to be flexing, but that depends whether you're cranking his head in or he's holding it there himself. It's hard to determine that based on the picture angle. I'd assume he is, though.

What does that have to do with the thread, even? Haha
     
    12-06-2012, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by InsaneDino    
He seems to be flexing, but that depends whether you're cranking his head in or he's holding it there himself. It's hard to determine that based on the picture angle. I'd assume he is, though.

What does that have to do with the thread, even? Haha
he's in an o-ring snaffle. And isn't a seasoned horse. So I guess it's relevant to the fact that flex isn't all bit. :)
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    12-06-2012, 12:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Phly    
he's in an o-ring snaffle. And isn't a seasoned horse. So I guess it's relevant to the fact that flex isn't all bit. :)
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Ahh... I see.
Is your o-ring snaffle a single joint? If so, do you have any complaints about it?
     
    12-06-2012, 12:31 AM
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Originally Posted by InsaneDino    
Does there seem to be a certain breed that prefers single jointed to double jointed?

I think I read somewhere that horses with shallower palets don't care for single-jointed snaffles... but no way am I opening my horse's mouth just to see her palet. XD

I think she's a quarab, or at least has a similar build to one.
Not that I know of. It's mostly just a case of trial and error
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    12-06-2012, 12:34 AM
  #20
Foal
I just found some helpful information (I would post the link, but we're not supposed to link other sites) about single jointed snaffles.

Has anybody seen the curved ones? An example would be the JP Korsteel Full Cheek Snaffle with a single joint (this is the kind I use). The curve in these bits are supposed to eliminate the nutcracker effect. However, horses with low palets should still stay clear of single jointed bits.

Does anybody have anything to add about how the curve in the bit effects how the bit moves in the mouth?
I can't find any other information about it to clarify the details.
     



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