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post #1 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 01:35 PM Thread Starter
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What Kind Of Bit Do You Perfer?

I just wanted to get some peoples insite on the bits they use...

What kind do you perfer?
What kind do you think works best?
What do you like about them?
What don't you like about them?

Do you perfer a split or solid bit?
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post #2 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 01:39 PM
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Re: What Kind Of Bit Do You Perfer?

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I just wanted to get some peoples insite on the bits they use...

What kind do you perfer?
What kind do you think works best?
What do you like about them?
What don't you like about them?

Do you perfer a split or solid bit?
I personally perfer a snaffle
There is no one type of bit for all horses...one bit that works for my horse may not for your horse. Try different ones and ssee
I like snaffles because my horse listens well in one, it's gentle on his mouth (though any bit can be painful to them if not used correctly).
There really isn't anything I dislike on them

I perfer a jointed (so I guess that would be a split?)
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post #3 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 02:30 PM
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I prefer double jointed bits as it won't have the nutcracker action, and you can isolate on side (if you need to lift a shoulder or something.

I currently have my mare in a myler low port eggbutt and it works great.

She needed something with tongue relief, but not alot, and I wanted a double jointed bit to stop the nutcracker action.
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post #4 of 19 Old 04-11-2008, 02:59 PM
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I perfer bits from Herman Sprenger or Gold Medal. Now I mostly use the 2-type KK ultra form Sprenger. Works great! The horse loves it ;)

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post #5 of 19 Old 04-15-2008, 05:58 AM
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I prefer Sweet irons and french link or copper rolls.
French links work best esp with younger horses in training.
Not a nutcracker action, easy on the horse. I like how the copper roll makes the horses mouth foam (also with sweet irons)
I wouldnt ride in a french link with a horse off the track.

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post #6 of 19 Old 04-15-2008, 08:37 AM
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My favorite is my Imus Comfort bit, its made for gaited horses. It gives lots of tongue relief and is pretty much pain free, has no pinch points and I get good communication with it.
When I have to have more control I like my Myler Lynn McKenzie bit. Its a little harsher for when Vida is fresh.
I'd like to find a Myler that's similar to my Imus. I think they make a better quality bit.
These are both shanked bits.
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post #7 of 19 Old 04-15-2008, 11:01 AM
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I've used a rubber bit (on a horse that had an extremely soft mouth) and I've used a snaffle. I like the rubber because if you accidentally jerk the reins it wont really hurt the horse. But rubber bits are not for every horse. My new horse wont even listen to me in it and she too has a soft mouth so I have to use a snaffle on her.
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post #8 of 19 Old 04-15-2008, 03:56 PM
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Completely depends on the horse! My bit collection I think is around 20 about now... Ideally I'd like all of my horses to go in a snaffle or frenk link/Herm Sprenger and that's what I try to ride them in. But I'm working with a jumper that can get excited and heavy when he starts jumping but responds wonderfully in a sweet iron Dr. Bristol.
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post #9 of 19 Old 04-15-2008, 10:48 PM
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I prefer a loose ring snaffle. I like a single break but I really prefer a French Link or Dr. Bristol, anything with two breaks to avoid nut-cracker.
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post #10 of 19 Old 04-30-2008, 12:51 PM
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I prefer snaffles, double jointed if I can get it. Some people need curb bits, though, for hard-headed horses who need extra pursuasion. In upper-level dressage, some people use double bridles, which uses both a snaffle (double or single jointed) and a curb with chinstrap, sometimes jointed in the middle, the whole thing designed for max control.

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His majestic snorting strikes terror.He paws in the valley, and rejoices in his strength; Job 39:19...
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