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post #1 of 8 Old 12-04-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Breaking in bit

What is the best bit for mouthing/breaking an unbroken horse?
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-04-2011, 07:45 PM
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Most people start colts in a smooth snaffle.
Or depending on your "method" you can use a rope halter to start them.

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post #3 of 8 Old 12-04-2011, 07:46 PM
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I would put them in a stall while your in the barn for about 15min or more with the bridle on until they stop chomping. Make sure you're supervising.

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LoveTHeSaddlebreds, I meant what sort of bit not what method :)
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post #5 of 8 Old 12-04-2011, 08:01 PM
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generaly to bit them I start with a key bit to give them something to play with and mouth. (just in thier stable letting them play with it)

Then to do any work at all I swap to a french link egbutt snaffle, doesnt give them anything to lean on but is a very very mild bit with very little nutcracker action

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I love to use a smooth comfy snaffle, preferably something pleasing like sweetiron or another yummy material.
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I love to use a smooth comfy snaffle, preferably something pleasing like sweetiron or another yummy material.
exactly... no bad experiences. Sometimes we just use a rope halter at first though.
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post #8 of 8 Old 12-04-2011, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks :)
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