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    12-04-2011, 08:42 PM
Breaking in bit

What is the best bit for mouthing/breaking an unbroken horse?
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    12-04-2011, 08:45 PM
Most people start colts in a smooth snaffle.
Or depending on your "method" you can use a rope halter to start them.
    12-04-2011, 08:46 PM
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.
    12-04-2011, 08:55 PM
LoveTHeSaddlebreds, I meant what sort of bit not what method :)
    12-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Green Broke
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
    12-04-2011, 09:01 PM
Green Broke
I love to use a smooth comfy snaffle, preferably something pleasing like sweetiron or another yummy material.
    12-04-2011, 09:25 PM
Originally Posted by Cinnys Whinny    
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.
    12-04-2011, 09:36 PM
Thanks :)

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