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post #1 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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It's some kind of driving bit, I believe.

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-24-2012, 09:37 AM
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I believe its a very rusty (or made of something I dont know of) half-cheek mullen mouth snaffle. It is used for driving a lot for sure, but you can also ride in it. I use one on my miniature horse mare, but it's made of stainless steel with german silver inlays.

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Question What is this bit called?

So, my dad got some bits at an auction this last weekend, he bought them for decorations, and this was one of them..

Honestly, I have no idea what this is. If anyone knows anything about it, that would be awesome!
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Similar half spoon-cheek bits were used on trotters and pacers a lot in the UK. I've never seen a mouthpiece like this but I suspect the discs either side of the 'port' were intended to keep it central over the tongue.

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We race Standardbreds and yes it looks very similar to the bits we use but I too have never seen the discs.
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