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    04-07-2010, 05:41 PM
Beginner Bit Help

Ok, Im new to horses. Rode a few times in the past, but never owned a horse. I got a chance to pick up a free 16 year old Palamino mare that was a good rider but hadn't had too much attention paid to her for the last year. Not abused or negleted to much (no grain). She rides pretty good but is getting a little buddy sour as we added another old mare that my friend got. After looking somethings up about that, I learned I'm using the wrong bit. Im using a curb bit with a twisted copper jointed bit. Im not sure what type bit she was using before, it could have been a hackamore for all I know. I'd rather not go out and buy one of each to see what she likes best. I want something that is confortable as she listens pretty well with neck rein, at least turning and stopping. Thanks for any suggestions.
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    04-07-2010, 05:46 PM
Green Broke
I am a bit confused by your post - are you saying that you looked up info on the buddy sour problem and have concluded it was the bit?
    04-07-2010, 06:29 PM
Is she obedient? Good stop and steering and adjusting of speed? If so then I would say the twisted wire is a bit much. If she is comfortable in the curb and you are comfortable using it, then try a curb with a smooth mouthpiece, either with a small port or with a billy alle/roller type joint.

If you want to take her out of the curb, then you can try her in just a plain snaffle, eggbut/loose ring/d ring single jointed/double jointed.
    04-07-2010, 11:29 PM
Originally Posted by themacpack    
I am a bit confused by your post - are you saying that you looked up info on the buddy sour problem and have concluded it was the bit?
No, just in the process of researching the buddy sour problem I ran across some info on bits that gave me the impression the bit I have is a little to rough for her. She turns by the slightest neck pressure and stops good. She did "go" pretty good untill we added the new horse. We added her to an exsiting cut stud a few weeks ago and they did great after a few hours. We added an older mare a couple of days ago and they are working it out. She "my horse" does not like being apart now "stops her foot and paces the gate when the other two are out. Learning from the other post, Im pretty sure I can work the buddy sour problem out. Just need to find her a more confortable bit if the set up I have is wrong for her.
    04-07-2010, 11:38 PM
Yes, I would go with the snaffle bit. She seems fine so she doesn't need the extra firmness with the other bits. I'd go with a snaffle, it's mild enough for her to be comfortable while still giving pressure when needed.

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