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  • Roberta pinchless bit versus uma
  • Robart bits, reviews, opinions

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    12-06-2011, 11:03 PM
  #21
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
Make me an offer. I knew it was going to be worth some bucks when the original bitmaker passed...
Send me some pics!
     
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    12-06-2011, 11:03 PM
  #22
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It was Ernie or whoever was working for him that offered me $200 for the bit I have. That was about 5 years ago.
     
    12-06-2011, 11:04 PM
  #23
Trained
I will post a pic of it when I get home, I am work.
     
    12-06-2011, 11:07 PM
  #24
Trained
Ok, I stand corrected, for Ernies silver bits, of his design are about $2000.
     
    12-06-2011, 11:10 PM
  #25
Banned
I want a nice bit. :(
Best thing I have is a custom Myler the brothers made for their own personal use and then sold to me....but that's not all that exciting.

A few years ago I saw an old spade bit at a trade show for sale for something like $150 or so....but I didn't know whether that was a good price or if it was a mass-produced cheapy, so I didn't get it. Neat, though. Cheeks were an Aztec or Indian woman.
     
    12-06-2011, 11:17 PM
  #26
Trained
To be honest with you, I never rode in the spade bit. I polished it up & store with the family silver in a velvet case, lol! My daughter sometimes takes it out & looks at it when we use the silverware. Best western bit I have found, many horses I ride/have ridden work/worked very well in is a Robart pinchless bit. I like their reiner. Don't seem to be that common, but I found 2 here locally and other's have ordered them in. Haven't seen anyone mention them on this forum.
     
    12-06-2011, 11:45 PM
  #27
Trained
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
To be honest with you, I never rode in the spade bit. I polished it up & store with the family silver in a velvet case, lol! My daughter sometimes takes it out & looks at it when we use the silverware. Best western bit I have found, many horses I ride/have ridden work/worked very well in is a Robart pinchless bit. I like their reiner. Don't seem to be that common, but I found 2 here locally and other's have ordered them in. Haven't seen anyone mention them on this forum.
Robart? I have never heard of him/them? What's the history?
     
    12-06-2011, 11:47 PM
  #28
Trained
Here's the link

https://www.pinchlessbits.com/index....mart&Itemid=53
     
    12-06-2011, 11:48 PM
  #29
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by bubba13    
I want a nice bit. :(
Best thing I have is a custom Myler the brothers made for their own personal use and then sold to me....but that's not all that exciting.

A few years ago I saw an old spade bit at a trade show for sale for something like $150 or so....but I didn't know whether that was a good price or if it was a mass-produced cheapy, so I didn't get it. Neat, though. Cheeks were an Aztec or Indian woman.
Bits are kinda like saddles, you really have to pick and choose and there is always knock-offs. I find some stuff on Ebay but mostly we trade with guys we know with the same caliber of stuff. If have a cheekpiece and/or mouthpiece in mind I can either keep an eye out or let you know what would be worth your money.
     
    12-06-2011, 11:54 PM
  #30
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Originally Posted by waresbear    

Never heard of him, but his bits are almost identical to Greg Darnell's but about half the price!
     

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