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  • Curved french link 4 3/4
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    12-23-2011, 03:17 PM
  #11
Green Broke
He was already used to a regular snaffle. I had to start him from basics when I bought him so he was lunged with my old sweet iron snaffle for a couple of months and ridden with a bitless training sidepull. I then used a "fulmer" on him and my trainer at the time wanted me to switch him to a Sprenger (the one that looks like the one I linked too). We just put it on him and he pretty much went right away in it and seemed much more happy. It took about 5 rides or so for him to get really used to it, but he had a bad reaction to the Aurigan (the metal in them) so I moved him to the copper one that I linked to and sold the other on Ebay. He has been happy with it ever since.

I did have one trainer try to get me to switch to a bit like it with a copper roller, but Cinny didn't really like the roller and it's not legal in the show ring anyway. I tried to use his old Fulmer once because his every day bridle was still drying from being cleaned, and he refused to move until I put his Copper Korsteel on it. Picky Picky. He will still work in the side pull though.
     
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    12-23-2011, 04:06 PM
  #12
Showing
Alright, I just have no experience in switching bits as I've kept him in the one he came in. I know he doesn't LOVE it though, which is what I'm going for. He shows points of being soft but I think something he can work with in his mouth probably will do better than a reg. Snaffle.

Thanks :)
     
    12-24-2011, 11:29 AM
  #13
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JP Korsteel French Link Hunter Dee Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery

I use the french link dee by JP, and it has the same curve. Honestly, I love it. My gelding is very quiet mouthed and soft in it.

I previously used a straight copper roller, and a straight single joint on him, and he was very mouthy and hard with them.

Now, I'm curious what he would do with the single joint, but with the curve that's also sold by JP. I honestly think it's the curve that he's liking.

Only thing you can do, is just ride him in it and see. Give him awhile to get used to it though before you fully feel he likes it or doesn't like it.
     
    12-24-2011, 03:18 PM
  #14
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Originally Posted by DejaVu    
JP Korsteel French Link Hunter Dee Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery

I use the french link dee by JP, and it has the same curve. Honestly, I love it. My gelding is very quiet mouthed and soft in it.

I previously used a straight copper roller, and a straight single joint on him, and he was very mouthy and hard with them.

Now, I'm curious what he would do with the single joint, but with the curve that's also sold by JP. I honestly think it's the curve that he's liking.

Only thing you can do, is just ride him in it and see. Give him awhile to get used to it though before you fully feel he likes it or doesn't like it.
Not sure if this was directed at me but thanks, I am definitely wanting to switch his bit. Just gotta figure out the right size..
     
    12-24-2011, 03:34 PM
  #15
Green Broke
Oh, that's easy. Take a piece of yarn, small rope, etc and put it in his mouth the way you would a bit (it may take a bit, it did with Cinny). Pull it so there is no slack and mark off where both sides of his mouth hit. Then take it out and measure it. Cin actually comes up with 4 3/4 but I use size 5 bits because the 4 3/4 are sometimes harder to find.
     
    12-24-2011, 03:53 PM
  #16
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by DejaVu    
JP Korsteel French Link Hunter Dee Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery

I use the french link dee by JP, and it has the same curve. Honestly, I love it. My gelding is very quiet mouthed and soft in it.
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This is the bit we use on our Aero and also the one I will be trying with my new project pony (nameless at this point). Aero does fabulously with it.
     
    12-24-2011, 04:17 PM
  #17
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Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
Oh, that's easy. Take a piece of yarn, small rope, etc and put it in his mouth the way you would a bit (it may take a bit, it did with Cinny). Pull it so there is no slack and mark off where both sides of his mouth hit. Then take it out and measure it. Cin actually comes up with 4 3/4 but I use size 5 bits because the 4 3/4 are sometimes harder to find.
Okay! I'll do that on Monday so I can get the ball rolling. Thanks! :)
     

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