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post #1 of 13 Old 07-19-2009, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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bit issues

I have a 15y/o half walker half quarter,he saddles up fine accepts the bit but when we ride every time I try to turn he pulls his head the other direction. I have tried two different snaffles and two other straight bits he does the same on all of them what else could I try. Is this even a bit issue.
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post #2 of 13 Old 07-19-2009, 04:11 PM
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What bit are you using currently?

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When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
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post #3 of 13 Old 07-19-2009, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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I've tried a training snaffle with big rings on the side the other snaffle has long shanks that hang down the other two straight bits one only has slight rise in the middle the other has a pretty good size hump in the middle he response is best with this one
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Are you neck reining with the curbs? Have you checked for mouth/tooth issues?
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ive tried a training snaffle
Are you talking about a Tom Thumb?

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Oh, and snaffles do not have long shanks. That would be a curb. The bumps are ports.

Please use some punctuation. It is insanely hard to read that post.
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Oh, and snaffles do not have long shanks. That would be a curb.
Exactly! That's why I was asking him if he was talking about a TT :)

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OK:

Tom thumb: Dump it. [read below]
http://www.markrashid.com/trouble_with_tom_thumb.htm

Grazing Curb: Miles better than a TT. Have you been using this one lately? Were you direct reining or neck reining?

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post #10 of 13 Old 07-19-2009, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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i've tried neck riening but he doe not respond to it to munch he will just turn slightly. If I want to turn around he wont do it if I try to direct rien he will jerk his head and fight against the bit. He resopnds best to the curb with the bigger port
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