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post #1 of 3 Old 07-31-2008, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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western bit help

Okay...I've been thinking that next summer if I have the courage I may enter Sonny into a horse show at the County Fair....as long as he doesn't have to stay overnight in a stall....and I can get a transport.

Anyways, I'm looking for the MILDEST western bit there is to use on him. I have him in an eggbutt snaffle at the moment, but I don't think I can show with it since it's an english bit.
Perferable no shanks...I have a western snaffle with shanks but I think that at the show I may have to direct rein for a bit because he'll be realllllly flighty.

Any ideas of what bit I should look at?
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post #2 of 3 Old 07-31-2008, 10:25 PM
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Well since he's older than five, you can't ride him in an O-ring snaffle. Maybe a tom thumb?

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post #3 of 3 Old 08-01-2008, 10:48 PM
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Tom Thumbs are VERY severe actually. Google "The problem with Tom Thumbs" and you should get an article about it.

I would use either a billy allen mouth or a solid mouth with a low or medium port, but with 6" cheeks or less! I have some links I would be more than happy to send to you when I get home
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