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post #1 of 4 Old 07-10-2010, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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What type of bit should I use

What type of bit should I use?

*I am riding western style(only doing light riding)
*I have a stubborn horse
*He hasn't been ridden in a while
*He has a 5 inch mouth
*I don't want the bit to pinch him.

So with all of those details above, what type of bit would you recommend. And let me know if there are any other things I need to buy for a certain bit, to make that bit work.

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post #2 of 4 Old 07-10-2010, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Just movin the post to the top. Need answers kinda fast! :)
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post #3 of 4 Old 07-10-2010, 08:20 PM
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Well, a bit isn't going to fix any problems you have, it'll only mask them for a short period of time. If you're having trouble with your horse its best you get a trainer to help you.

But to answer you... maybe a snaffle or basic curb bit.

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post #4 of 4 Old 07-10-2010, 08:23 PM
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IMO you should restart him with a snaffle. Get him bending and respectful with that then change to a curb or something if you want later on. A harsher bit will only mask problems if you start with it.

"Horses don’t have hard mouths, they have hard, stiff bodies. The softer you can get the horse through his body, the softer he will be in your hands." Clinton Anderson




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