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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 #11 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:00 PM
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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.

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post #12 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:04 PM
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Well over a hundred! Too many if you ask me…
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post #13 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:27 PM
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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.
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post #14 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:28 PM
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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.
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post #15 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 08:31 PM
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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)

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post #16 of 22 Old 08-15-2012, 11:38 PM
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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
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post #17 of 22 Old 08-16-2012, 12:09 AM
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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)

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post #18 of 22 Old 08-20-2012, 11:02 AM
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Way over 100. All antique (nothing less than 75 years old).
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post #19 of 22 Old 08-21-2012, 02:36 AM
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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.
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post #20 of 22 Old 08-21-2012, 03:20 AM
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One on each type of headstall. Western, English.

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

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