Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
The top bit is a low port Correction bit while the others are different forms of a Billy Allen (which is the only mouth piece I use).
None of them, and it fact, no bit that I can think of, will cause a horse to lower his head. There are bits that will cause him to carry it on the vertical (referred to as "on the bit") but his head could still be high.
The Billy Allen mouth is about the mildest mouth piece you can get. The barrel in the center does not allow the nutcracker affect that a single joined mouth will cause but will allow each side of the bit to swivel without affecting the other side. The first bit is a "mullen" shape which gives tongue relief while the others are straight bar. There is only one snaffle in the group and that is the one without shanks. That bit is not allowed in WP except on a young horse. The most mild of all of shanked bits is the last one due to the radio of the purchase to the shank. BTW do not use any shanked bit unless your horse neck reins.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 04-18-2009 at 06:22 AM.