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post #1 of 9 Old 03-29-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I have 4 bits that I want to sell but I don't know anything about them. Can anyone help identify them. Thanks ahead of time :)







I'm pretty sure #13 is a mullen mouth pelham (?)
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My thoughts:

#13 - English; Pelham; mullen mouth
#12 - Western; shanked; port and cricket
#11 - Western; shanked; mullen mouth (very similar to English Pelham and is sometimes used to introduce a horse to curb action by using two sets of reins for a time)
#10 - Western; shanked; broken mouth
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I should add that the #13, #11 and #10 are considered 'direct action' bits as well. This is because the shanks swivel in the mouthpiece and let the rider straight rein or pull to the side of the horse. #12 is designed for neck reining only.
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My thoughts:

#13 - English; Pelham; mullen mouth
#12 - Western; shanked; port and cricket
#11 - Western; shanked; mullen mouth (very similar to English Pelham and is sometimes used to introduce a horse to curb action by using two sets of reins for a time)
#10 - Western; shanked; broken mouth
Thanks! Any thoughts on how much I can get for them? I know nothing about them lol they are used but in good condition
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I should add that the #13, #11 and #10 are considered 'direct action' bits as well. This is because the shanks swivel in the mouthpiece and let the rider straight rein or pull to the side of the horse. #12 is designed for neck reining only.
Thanks again :) Good to know. I thought they all were neck reining only besides the English one which I have seen used with double reins and learned that one set controls right and left while the other set controls up and down movement at the poll.
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I don't think I could hazard a good guess on prices as I don't know what the US market is like, however that won't stop me from guessing. So, if I was buying the bits, I would pay $15 each for the English Pelham and the Western mullen (it appears to have a copper mouth and some horses like that); $10 for the one with the cricket (also looks like copper) and $5 for the last one (to be honest I don't like a shanked broken bit so I would not buy it). I'm also assuming that the bits are "factory" made of steel and not "hand" made of silver which would, of course, change their value.
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I don't think I could hazard a good guess on prices as I don't know what the US market is like, however that won't stop me from guessing. So, if I was buying the bits, I would pay $15 each for the English Pelham and the Western mullen (it appears to have a copper mouth and some horses like that); $10 for the one with the cricket (also looks like copper) and $5 for the last one (to be honest I don't like a shanked broken bit so I would not buy it). I'm also assuming that the bits are "factory" made of steel and not "hand" made of silver which would, of course, change their value.
Thanks :) that's actually what I was thinking... I haven't seen many bits for sale in my area so that could be a good or bad sign. I'm also pretty sure they are steel with 2 having copper on them.
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You're welcome. Good luck with the sale.
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Thanks all of the proceeds are going to the horse rescue I work for. We get donated tack that we can't use so why not re-purpose it to actually help the horses we have. We appreciate every little donation but I doubt we'll have a horse trained enough for these bits So we are selling them to help with spring shots.
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