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post #1 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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What is this bit called?

I've seen this bit used by lots of barrel racers, and I was just wondering what it's called and what some of the pros and cons about using one are. Thanks :)
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post #2 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 06:00 PM
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post #3 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 06:12 PM Thread Starter
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Gah, I do that all the time, forget the picture
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post #4 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 06:13 PM
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Looks like a gag bit to me. They can be relatively harsh, as the mouthpiece will slide up to where the cheek pieces end.
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post #5 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 06:14 PM
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hmmm Im not particularly sure of the name however it looks to be a gag of some sort with a smooth mouth piece someone with more bit experience can probably tell you a bit more though

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Looks like just a typical sliding gag. My wife uses one for her barrel horse at times. Gives her a little bit more leverage around the turns I think. They obviously come in different shapes and sizes. Just google "sliding gag bit" and you'll see what I'm talking about.

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Also, Charmayne James (the one who had Scamper) sells her own line of these and is pretty popular among barrel racers evidently.

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post #8 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 06:49 PM
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her bits are over priced though and you can find the exact same bit for cheaper on many other sites. Heck I found my jr cowhorse dogbone bit for 20 bucks new when they generally are closer to 70-80

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her bits are over priced though and you can find the exact same bit for cheaper on many other sites. Heck I found my jr cowhorse dogbone bit for 20 bucks new when they generally are closer to 70-80

haha.. I never said they were cheap! I agree.. they are way over priced.. but isn't that the way everything "name brand" is in the horse world. Especially when there's a name attached to it..

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post #10 of 23 Old 08-28-2011, 07:59 PM
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haha definitely I saw the price and I was immediately on a search which paid off :] haha no way I'm spending 80 bucks on a bit when I know I can find one cheaper hah

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