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post #1 of 12 Old 07-28-2011, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of bit is this?

Okay, I found this bit on a website and am really confused.

Okay first what is it? I have seen double mouthpieces, never triple. I don't ever see anyone using that on a horse. How effective would it be? or more importantly what effect are you going for?

Anybody have anyclue?

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-28-2011, 11:10 PM
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How weird! Never seen anything like that, seems like it would be a mouthful for the poor horse. Can't wait to see what other people will say, hopefully someone knows.

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post #3 of 12 Old 07-28-2011, 11:14 PM
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A triple french link? I have no clue. The metal looks a tad thin to be a french link.
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post #4 of 12 Old 07-28-2011, 11:44 PM
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I've seen this same discussion on another forum and the final consensus was that, hopefully, it's not a functional bit and instead a decorative piece. Trying to guess what it's sitting on--possibly a helmet? And it's not to scale for a horse's mouth. If it's on a couch, different story. I seriously hope it was never used, anyway.
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I'd second Bubba as it looks like the mouthpieces are spaced too far apart to fit comfortably in a horse's mouth. (But then again, there are people who think combonation gag bits are perfectly safe on a horse )
I'd say its a decorative bit.
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Pity it's so godawful ugly, too. :roll:
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A really bad belt buckle?

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post #8 of 12 Old 07-29-2011, 12:38 PM
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What website did you find it on?

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-29-2011, 01:51 PM
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^I think it was on tackytackoftheday.blogspot.com a long time ago.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-30-2011, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by ilovemyPhillip View Post
A triple french link? I have no clue. The metal looks a tad thin to be a french link.
If its an actual bit I would asumme that it's a Dr. Bristol. I've never seen another bit that has that joint unless it's Dr. Bristol. Most horses hate Dr. Bristols anyways since the joint always digs into their tounge. I cant imagine putting three mouthpieces in a horse let alone three Dr. Bristol.
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