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post #21 of 28 Old 10-22-2007, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I got her the low port comfort snaffle. So it is a snaffle, but it has a low port. so yes? The reason i got her that is because i was reading what they had about resistance, and my horse fit into the category to buy a ported bit for more tongue relief. So i figured I'd get it and try it. I have a funny feeling that she's going to love this bit. I hope her bits comes soon, i'm so eager to try it out.
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post #22 of 28 Old 10-22-2007, 08:26 PM
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Thats a nice bit, I was just looking at it. If I was going to go back to a snaffle it would be that one. I'm a great believer in tongue relief, I don't think you get as much head tossing. Let us know how she likes it.

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post #23 of 28 Old 10-23-2007, 10:24 AM
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I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
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post #24 of 28 Old 10-23-2007, 12:56 PM Thread Starter
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Vidaloco- i did a bunch of research before i got the myler, so i'm hoping all of it was correct. But just the design of it seems like the better choice.

Thank you Sara. Its always nice having support.

Everyone here has really been so helpful. Thank you so much!
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post #25 of 28 Old 12-27-2008, 01:44 AM
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I know this is an ancient thread....but just wondering how this all turned out.
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post #26 of 28 Old 12-28-2008, 03:18 PM
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Every horse is different. In my experience, however, I always start my horses in a loose ring snaffle.

Maverick was always ridden in a pelham fr more leverage at a young age (6 years.) I switched him to a simple jointed loose ring snaffle and he responds entirely different. He engages more and reaches for the bit. He has so much more flexion. It was a perfect transition.

Ripley was ridden in a corkscrew D-Ring snaffle. I switched him to a loose ring snaffle. Different horse.

Lily, a horse I used to ride, was ridden in a corkscrew snaffle and a pelham for jumping. I switched her to a loose ring snaffle. Again, perfect change.

So in my experience, I am a big fan of loose ring snaffles with thinner bars and a comortable curve. My horses are almost always foaming after a ride (:

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post #27 of 28 Old 12-28-2008, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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Everything went well Ruby Tuesday!

Vega loves her bit and there's no more head tossing! And we have brakes and everything's going well!
Even my new horse loves it (he was ridden in a high ported western bit). I was told he needed that on trails because he gets strong, but I took him out and he was an angel

I am wanting to get a french link loose ring (as a 2nd bit 'cause I only have 1 right now) and to see if Montana responds differently do it.
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post #28 of 28 Old 12-28-2008, 07:26 PM
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That's great, I'm glad everything worked out for you and you have happy and responsive horses. Keep us updated. :)

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