How many bits do you own? - Page 2 - 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%
Voters: 47. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:00 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The sandbox
Posts: 5,484
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by trailhorserider View Post
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.
I agree, I love trying different bits on different horses. I think it gives you a better feel for what certain horses may prefer. I don't believe in "one size fits all" when bitting horses. They all have different mouths and preferences and I like to accommodate them to the best of my ability. I want them to be happy with the bit I put in their mouth. It is a communication tool, not a torture device.

I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.
COWCHICK77 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:04 PM
Banned
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Outside of Lubbock
Posts: 68
• Horses: 0
Well over a hundred! Too many if you ask me…
Red Raiders is offline  
post #13 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:27 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Posts: 3,440
• Horses: 8
We have 6 horses but one is bitless. Each have their own bit, so there's 5. Then we have a few solid curb bits that came with the bridles. A loose ring snaffle, a fixed ring snaffle, a TT, and a few others.
Posted via Mobile Device
usandpets is offline  
post #14 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:28 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: abilene,tx
Posts: 4,229
• Horses: 4
Well I personally have 3 but my trainer has about 45 or so sge has 2-3 of everything snaffles, gags, combo bits etc as she personally has 5 horses her 2 futurity mares ( still testing bits) fer back up barrel horse her play around gelding and her western pleasure show gelding lol and she is a tack hoarder as most us are :) always prepared haha.
Posted via Mobile Device
BarrelracingArabian is offline  
post #15 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:31 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: NSW, Australia
Posts: 8,167
• Horses: 3
Not a drastic amount...

2 Copper Dee Roller Snaffles (for tess)
1 Eggbutt snaffle (for Lucy and Tess)
1 pelham (Lucy and Tess)
2 Australian tom thumbs. (for Zorro)

Cross Country- The act of hurling yourself and your equine partner at a stationary object with poise and grace while attempting to survive...
PintoTess is offline  
post #16 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 11:38 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Geez, I'm going off my memory here.

1 pony half cheek
1 baucher
2 eggbuts
1 loose ring
1 Imus gaited bit
5+ tom thumbs (I always get stuck with these when I buy bridles at auction, there's almost always a TT attached! They sit in the depths of my garage)
3 Argentine snaffles (see above: auctions)
3 curbs, various types
4 old curbs from our horses 20+ years ago, they sit in my room and look pretty for the most part
equiniphile is offline  
post #17 of 22 Old 08-16-2012, 12:09 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
Ok. I only have 8.. But, I got 5 within 6 months of owning ONE horse. And the rest I have acquired over the course of 3 years..
1 copper eggbutt single joint
1 steel full cheek single joint
1 super fat herm sprenger single joint (of some sort of weird metal)
1 sweet iron myler comfort snaffle loose ring. Single jointed with a barrel over joint, this is Casey's bit
2 kimberwhickes, jointed and low port
1 tom thumb thrown at the bottom of a box
1 KK Ultrna Aurigon loose ring snaffle, double jointed with the lozenge (oval) in the middle. Candy's bit
1 bitless bridle thing (not counted in my bit count)

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #18 of 22 Old 08-20-2012, 11:02 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 25
• Horses: 0
Way over 100. All antique (nothing less than 75 years old).
jimbits is offline  
post #19 of 22 Old 08-21-2012, 02:36 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Ashland, OR
Posts: 8,172
• Horses: 1
Speaking of which, Jim, when do we get to see more of those?

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
SorrelHorse is offline  
post #20 of 22 Old 08-21-2012, 03:20 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Missouri
Posts: 16,702
• Horses: 1
Two.

One on each type of headstall. Western, English.

Both are snaffles, one is a french link and one is regular.

"Strength is the ability to use a muscle without tension"
Skyseternalangel is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soft Bits vs Harsh bits? Velvetgrace Horse Training 48 04-29-2015 09:28 PM
Cleaning horses' bits - no, not those kind of 'bits' Kyani Horse Grooming 79 01-30-2013 01:07 PM
Bits Tayz Horse Training 15 09-23-2011 11:03 AM
Wanted: Happy Mouth bits/bits with rollers mackandblues Tack and Equipment Classifieds 1 05-03-2011 11:14 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome