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    02-19-2012, 09:37 PM
  #31
Trained
I "gifted" myself with an expensive show headstall last year, $300, so I must get my money's worth out it. I am pretty sure the reins won't fit throw the end of that bit, so narrower reins or is there some sort of attachment I need?
     
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    02-19-2012, 09:46 PM
  #32
Trained
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
I "gifted" myself with an expensive show headstall last year, $300, so I must get my money's worth out it. I am pretty sure the reins won't fit throw the end of that bit, so narrower reins or is there some sort of attachment I need?
You need rein chains and romel reins. Hold on to your wallet when you go to buying them.
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    02-19-2012, 09:58 PM
  #33
Trained
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Originally Posted by waresbear    
I "gifted" myself with an expensive show headstall last year, $300, so I must get my money's worth out it. I am pretty sure the reins won't fit throw the end of that bit, so narrower reins or is there some sort of attachment I need?
OOOh cool, please post a pic!

Traditionally you would attach rein chains and a set of romel reins.
You can see in the pictures how the rein chains attach, and also so how the ends of the reins attach to the chains. We put little thongs of leather for connectors so the reins can be taken on and off easily. And sometimes the ends of the rein chains won't allow for the diameter of the reins.
Also this handy when you are not using the setup then you can take the reins off and hang them properly. Depending on the length of the chains and reins if you were to leave them on for any length of time, it would kink up your rawhide. Or if you don't take them off you can hang the bridle upside down from the reins and that keeps them nice and straight.
     
    03-20-2012, 10:36 AM
  #34
Trained
We got a new Gee Gaw....

Pretty excited...we got a new Grijalva spade yesterday....

We really like it, I am digging the copper roller on the spoon and the spacing and height of the braces. It's very well balanced.
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    03-20-2012, 11:49 PM
  #35
Trained
Ultra nice!
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    03-21-2012, 12:52 AM
  #36
Weanling
These bits are so beautiful, and I seem to be seeing them more and more.... could someone explain the mechanics to me? Where does it apply pressure, is there any warning before action, etc? Also, in what discipline is a bit like this appropriate?

Thanks, and keep the pics coming!
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    03-21-2012, 10:52 AM
  #37
Trained
They are traditional Vaquero or Californio style bits. This style of horsemanship has gone mainstream. It was more of a regional style. The idea is to preserve the mouth and communicate with the horse through signal rather leverage or pain. I posted some videos below about the Spade bit. However there are two steps beforehand, the Hackamore/Bosal, and the two-rein. (the first two videos posted by Martin Black) These guys can explain it way better than my self...plus in the videos they play some good tunes :)


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    03-21-2012, 10:59 AM
  #38
Foal
Did Ted Flowers do bit work? MHfoundations's second bit has "Floweresque" looking silver work.

5 bucks...lucky dog, I'm guessing you could get some big bucks on the last two.
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    03-21-2012, 11:10 AM
  #39
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    03-21-2012, 11:13 AM
  #40
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Originally Posted by Big Black Crow    
Did Ted Flowers do bit work? MHfoundations's second bit has "Floweresque" looking silver work.

5 bucks...lucky dog, I'm guessing you could get some big bucks on the last two.
It does have that look to it, don't it? Not sure if he did bit work, you would of thought so as to match the saddles!

LOL, my husband and I think of our bits as our "usable savings account"....
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