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        03-24-2013, 06:40 PM
    Weird bit-don't know what to call it

    I was at a show today, it was the day for jumpers. I saw one girl on a horse using a figure 8 noseband with some weird D ring snaffle that had 3 mouthpieces. It was like those double twisted wire ones but smooth with 3 mouthpieces. The poor horse had the figure 8 trying to close his mouth around the bit when he couldn't because it was so big in his mouth!

    Anyone know what kind of bit it is??
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        03-24-2013, 06:53 PM
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        03-24-2013, 06:55 PM
    Originally Posted by NBEventer    
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    Yes, like that, but with 3 mouthpieces.
        03-24-2013, 07:41 PM
    What the hay? That's really weird. I can't see a third mouthpiece doing anything differently from the bit that NBE posted aside from, well, adding bulk as you said. If anyone knows different I'm interested as well!
        03-24-2013, 09:13 PM
    2 seems like overkill, 3 is just...
        03-24-2013, 09:21 PM
    Originally Posted by Rachel1786    
    2 seems like overkill, 3 is just...
    The poor guy couldn't even shut his mouth!
        03-24-2013, 11:45 PM
    That's really weird! Poor horse. :-/ Does anyone know what the purpose of this bit would be?
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        03-25-2013, 12:25 PM
    Jam the roof of the horse's mouth in three different places. That's why he held is mouth open, trying to escape it.
        03-25-2013, 12:27 PM
    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    Jam the roof of the horse's mouth in three different places. That's why he held is mouth open, trying to escape it.
    I don't think he could even close his mouth around it. I felt so bad for him :( His mouth was open with the figure 8 trying to close it the entire day...

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