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post #1 of 4 Old 04-18-2013, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Simplicity Bits?

I am looking to get something different for my mare to run barrels in. Currently she is in just a twisted D ringed snaffle. Just want something that can give me a bit more lift without scaring the crap out of her, she's "sensitive" and very ratey.
Would just want a smooth mouthed version. Any thoughts or other bit ideas would be appreciated
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post #2 of 4 Old 04-18-2013, 12:17 PM
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I run my guy in a smooth mouth butterfly bit, my trainers buckskin runs in a short shank twisted wire jr cowhorse and a short shank tender touch.

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post #3 of 4 Old 04-19-2013, 12:14 PM
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I am personally not a fan of the Simplicity....most of the horses I see running in it have their mouths gaping open.

For step up bits I like the Easy 5, Jr. Cowhorse, Tender Touch, and the Half Wonder gag. They are good little bits that are not going to intimidate a horse who is new to poll pressure, or has a sensitive mouth.

Conformation is how far the horse CAN go,
Mind is how far the horse WILL go,
Training is how far it DOES go.
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Thanks for the suggestions guys! The easy 5 and half wonder gags are pretty cool and something I havent seen before. Guess I will ask around and see if anybody has any of these I can borrow and try out.
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