How many bits do you own? - The Horse Forum
View Poll Results: Bits
1-5 16 34.04%
5-10 13 27.66%
10+ 6 12.77%
20+ 5 10.64%
50+ 3 6.38%
100+ 4 8.51%
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post #1 of 22 Old 08-14-2012, 11:17 PM Thread Starter
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How many bits do you own?

So boredom took over the last few days....and I was so bored I went and counted our bits (well most of them). So are you a bitaholic?

Oops I forgot to add all the ones I had lol!

So far I have 90 bits that I KNOW of....I am sure we have more as they are everywhere in our tackroom lol.

Snaffles- 15
Draw Gag 4
Stop N turn- 5
O Ring combo- 4
Little s Hack- 3
Kimberwicks- 2
Charmayne James Lifter Bits- 5
Perfect Bit- 2
L & W- 2
Dutton Bits- 3
Easy 5- 2
Jr. Cowhorse- 2
Sherry Cervi- 2
Mechanical Hack- 3
Molly Powell Bits- 4
Sharron Camarillo Bits- 3
Jim Warner Hacks- 2
Calvary Bits- 2

Lynn McKenzie Bit
Half Wonder Bit
Pelham
Brittany Pozzi SS Lifter
Robart Correction Bit
Fraizer Hack
Francois Gauthier Futurity Bit
Billy Allen Reining Bit
Jr. Cutter
Stivers W/ Chain Mouth
Elevator Bit
Show Curb
Walking horse Bit
Argentine Snaffle
Hank Bit
Metalab LS Lifter
Million Dollar Bit
Rosie Gag
Brown Futurity Bit
Tramell Gag
Wasson Go Round Bit
Banana Bit
Short S Transition Bit
Pony Show Curb

And I KNOW that is not all of them lol...we have more misc. bits in buckets.

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post #2 of 22 Old 08-14-2012, 11:36 PM
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I can't have a bunch of bits, because I would only ever use 3 different kinds, lol. Full-cheek snaffle, D-ring snaffle, and a medium port cavalry curb bit. All I need to train and show. :) But I love to look at all the pretty bits at the big stores.


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post #3 of 22 Old 08-14-2012, 11:53 PM
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If I had to guess 50+

5+ spade bits, with different spoons, heights, rollers, braces and cheeks.
About 5 half breeds with different cheeks, acouple with tongue relief
A couple salinas mouthpieces with different cheeks
1 correction with short cheeks
1 square port, short cheeks
10+ snaffles many with different mouthpieces to accommodate colts preferences
(Plus a small pile of of bosals and two rein outfits, but technicaly those are not bits)

Those are ones hanging as outfits. That does not include the tubs I have collected over the years that I don't use that came in trades or bought.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
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post #4 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 12:01 AM
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Wow, those are awesome collections!

I voted 20+. I don't know for sure without counting them, but that's my best guess. I can't help it, I love buying different bits just to try them out. And my horses are so good about riding in whatever I put in their mouths. I think I could ride them in almost anything. And yet, I am still looking for the "perfect" bit for each horse. I just love bits, can't help it.
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post #5 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 12:10 AM
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Just 3 haha
D ring snaffle, d ring snaffle with copper rollers, and a long shank low port curb bit that I don't use but somehow managed to acquire
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with some many bits and my horse still isnt going the way i WANT..! SMILIES..
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post #7 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 12:22 AM
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Tons. A whole drawer full and then some. Most of them still have tags on because I found them for a song...


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post #8 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 12:26 AM
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I voted 50+ because we have a bazillion between me and my mom.....All over the trailer, in my room, in buckets in the tack shed, in all the trucks, hanging on racks, on headstalls....It's ridiculous. But we do use them all. Not necessarily on our horses though.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #9 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 12:34 AM
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Just one actual bit. It's some kind of walking horse bit, from what we guessed. It's basically a Tom Thumb with 7 or 8" shanks. We found two of them, brand new, in a box of spare bridle parts and old bits at the summer camp I work at. We stole them because they were cool looking and just so nobody could use them on our horses.

Otherwise I own a sidepull and am borrowing a Little S hackamore.

If I had a horse that rode in a bit, I would end up with a huge collection because I think they're neat, but I don't, so I can't justify buying them right now.
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That wouldn't happen to be a short shank twisted wire Lynn makenzie would it?
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So boredom took over the last few days....and I was so bored I went and counted our bits (well most of them). So are you a bitaholic?

Oops I forgot to add all the ones I had lol!

So far I have 90 bits that I KNOW of....I am sure we have more as they are everywhere in our tackroom lol.

Snaffles- 15
Draw Gag 4
Stop N turn- 5
O Ring combo- 4
Little s Hack- 3
Kimberwicks- 2
Charmayne James Lifter Bits- 5
Perfect Bit- 2
L & W- 2
Dutton Bits- 3
Easy 5- 2
Jr. Cowhorse- 2
Sherry Cervi- 2
Mechanical Hack- 3
Molly Powell Bits- 4
Sharron Camarillo Bits- 3
Jim Warner Hacks- 2
Calvary Bits- 2

Lynn McKenzie Bit
Half Wonder Bit
Pelham
Brittany Pozzi SS Lifter
Robart Correction Bit
Fraizer Hack
Francois Gauthier Futurity Bit
Billy Allen Reining Bit
Jr. Cutter
Stivers W/ Chain Mouth
Elevator Bit
Show Curb
Walking horse Bit
Argentine Snaffle
Hank Bit
Metalab LS Lifter
Million Dollar Bit
Rosie Gag
Brown Futurity Bit
Tramell Gag
Wasson Go Round Bit
Banana Bit
Short S Transition Bit
Pony Show Curb

And I KNOW that is not all of them lol...we have more misc. bits in buckets.
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