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post #1 of 26 Old 03-15-2012, 09:17 AM Thread Starter
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What does this bit do?

Hi there :)

I was thinking about trying this bit on my horse but I don't know what it does? What's its purpose? Is it strong? Mild?

I'm fascinated with bits and how they work! I just wish I knew more about them, haha :)
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post #2 of 26 Old 03-15-2012, 01:36 PM
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And its a Single Twisted Wire bit, Even harsher than the slow twist, it uses pain to get the horse to “pay attention.” The single joint crackerjacks on the tongue, the twist irritates and hurts the lips. Thats what i found on it.
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post #3 of 26 Old 03-15-2012, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Wow really? It doesn't look very harsh! My friend uses it on her really easy going horse who could probably go around just the same without a bit or a regular snaffle, that's why I was wondering :)
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Hi if your friends horse could go with a softer bit then why doesn't she use it.
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VERY harsh bit. Sorry, but I wouldn't have it in my tack room. There is nothing that needs to be done, that couldn't be done with better training and better riding. Bits like that are never necessary, IMO.
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I hate twisted wire bits, they can easily dull any horse's mouth.
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Hi if your friends horse could go with a softer bit then why doesn't she use it.
I honestly don't understand why she does most of the things she does.. She's one of "those" if you catch my drift :/
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VERY harsh bit. Sorry, but I wouldn't have it in my tack room. There is nothing that needs to be done, that couldn't be done with better training and better riding. Bits like that are never necessary, IMO.
Wow really? I never knew that, I always had the impression that twisted wires were more on the mild side compared to other bits! Thank you for letting me know :)
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VERY harsh bit. Sorry, but I wouldn't have it in my tack room. There is nothing that needs to be done, that couldn't be done with better training and better riding. Bits like that are never necessary, IMO.
Yes they can be harsh but so can whips, crops and spurs. They all can be used correctly to correct and refine too.
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That's one of those bits that belongs in a display case on the wall, not near a horse's mouth
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