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    09-09-2012, 12:50 AM
Where can i find this bit?

Im in need of a new bit. My Quarter horse is starting to not respond to his. My friend that is a trainer, and has helped me train my horse to barrel race says I need a lifter bit with a 4 inch shank, with a slightly curved middle. I can't seem to find it on the few sites I normally look on. Anyone know a place to find this bit? I really need this, and I really need the help. Please? Thanks guys!
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    09-09-2012, 12:58 AM
Personally, I think that you should keep working in that bit to make him listen to you. Bitting up won't help, but your trainer is your trainer...

That shank sounds like a Sherry Cervi short shank...? I could be wrong.
    09-09-2012, 01:00 AM
Okay let me be honest here.

Go back to a snaffle.

If he's not respecting you, no bit is going to make that better.
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    09-09-2012, 01:01 AM
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    09-09-2012, 01:05 AM
He is listening, he just wont stop. No matter how much you pull..so that why I need a different one, this isnt a very strong bit..which is something I neglected to mention. He learned the pressure points of this bit.
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    09-09-2012, 01:09 AM
It sounds like you need to take him back to training and forget barrel racing. If you can't stop your horse then barrel racing is a wreck waiting to happen.
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    09-09-2012, 01:13 AM
^ Exactly.

I don't care how good your horse is going forward, sideways, backwards, jumping up and down, or turning...If you can't stop, you are asking to get you and your horse killed.

I heard a quote once from a cutting trainer, "A good run is built on the stop, but everyone focuses on the turn"

I believe that qualifies in barrel racing too. A good run is built on solid foundations and slow work, but everyone focuses on fast runs and hard turns.
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    09-10-2012, 12:52 AM
Hmm.. your horse is listening to you but wont stop? Actually sounds like your horse is NOT listening to you. I would also rethink your friends status as trainer as someone saying that your horse needs a stronger bit to fix a problem like slowing down. I agree with SorrelHorse about using a snaffle, and I would get a good trainer to help you.
    09-10-2012, 09:58 AM
I would go back to groundwork 101 and not waste money on a new bit. Masking over a problem never fixes it. Teaching him to stop on the ground nicely will translate into a good stop under saddle.
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    09-10-2012, 10:11 AM
Look, we are just starting barrels with this horse. Long story short, he's been sick, and now he's doing everything perfect until I get him in the pasture and run him full speed..thats when he doesnt wan to stop, and my trainer recommended a different bit.thats it.
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