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post #1 of 92 Old 09-26-2010, 10:59 PM Thread Starter
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Weird Bits!

So, I was snooping around last night online and found this image! Never have seen a bit like this one - it seems to be some sort of mechanical gag... Anyone else seen something similar, or know the name?

Please post bits that quirk your interest! Hopefully everyone can learn a bit in the process! :)
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post #2 of 92 Old 09-26-2010, 11:01 PM
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That bit looks like it works from poll pressure doesn't it? Hm..

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Very much so. I wish I could see the mouth piece, or it working in action. It's very interesting THAT'S for sure! Haha
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Haha I keep thinking "I should google it.." But obviously I can't because I don't know the name! Off to research...

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It's an odd bit, that's for sure. Looks like some sort of gag type contraption. Not sure if I've ever seen a bit with that much purchase before. Grackle on too. Poor horse.
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What a lovely cathedral bit w/ copper rollers and swivel shanks you have found! Looks like fun! (Sarcasm)

Also! Just as a disclaimer - we can't make any judgements on these rider/tack because if used correctly, almost all can be just as mild as a simple fat snaffle! Just depends on the hands at the end of the reins!
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post #8 of 92 Old 09-26-2010, 11:36 PM
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Yeah, I agree. A lot of people I know hate on kimberwickes and say how cruel they are. A mare I show LOVES Kimberwickes, she works like an absolute DREAM in them! But of course I wouldn't put just anyone on her with a Kimberwicke.

Doesn't that bit I just posted look so.. I mean it has so much going on!

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So, I was snooping around last night online and found this image! Never have seen a bit like this one - it seems to be some sort of mechanical gag... Anyone else seen something similar, or know the name?

Please post bits that quirk your interest! Hopefully everyone can learn a bit in the process! :)
That's a first for me too. It's actually kind of elegant looking. But yeah, maybe if they didn't have all that leverage (and what looks like a twisted wire mouthpiece) they wouldn't have to strap his mouth shut. But that certainly is a bit I have never seen before.
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post #10 of 92 Old 09-26-2010, 11:37 PM
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That bit is gorgeous. The point behind a spade or cathedral bit is to show off how trained the horse is; I.e. That you don't touch the horse's mouth.
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