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        07-19-2009, 05:09 PM
    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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        07-19-2009, 05:11 PM
    Green Broke
    What bit are you using currently?
        07-19-2009, 05:28 PM
    Ive 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
        07-19-2009, 05:36 PM
    Are you neck reining with the curbs? Have you checked for mouth/tooth issues?
        07-19-2009, 05:48 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by sniper4x4    
    ive tried a training snaffle
    Are you talking about a Tom Thumb?
        07-19-2009, 05:51 PM
    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.
        07-19-2009, 05:52 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by Whipple    
    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 :)
        07-19-2009, 06:04 PM
    [IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/USER/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.jpg[/IMG][IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/USER/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot-1.jpg[/IMG]ok went and looked at some pics one is the tom thumb the other is like a grazing curb sorry for not knowing the right terms
        07-19-2009, 06:09 PM
    Green Broke

    Tom thumb: Dump it. [read below]

    Grazing Curb: Miles better than a TT. Have you been using this one lately? Were you direct reining or neck reining?
        07-19-2009, 06:22 PM
    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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