Chekin In With New Bit - Spin-Off of ORS Thread by Cherie - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missoula, Montana - Transplanted from Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 83
• Horses: 1
Chekin In With New Bit - Spin-Off of ORS Thread by Cherie

Okay, just got back from the store and oh my gosh there were TONS of different choices. I finally got overwhelmed and asked a store clerk to help me. I explained my situation with teaching a ORS and here is what she gave me. Is this correct?

Thanks :)
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Snaffle.jpg (42.9 KB, 75 views)
Darla719 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 05:56 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,201
• Horses: 24
Oh, thank goodness, there is a tack store clerk in the world with some sense!! Sorry, but most of the time with folks on here getting advice from the tack store people, they usually end up with either a twisted bit or a tom thumb LOL.

I really like the look of that bit. Barrel to prevent the nutcracker effect, copper for a moist mouth, barrels instead of joints on the side so no problem with pinching. All in all, a very nice bit. Since you are working on the one rein stop, I would make sure to put a curb strap on there, just for safety's sake.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missoula, Montana - Transplanted from Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 83
• Horses: 1
Whew! I'm glad I didn't do too bad. I freaked out when I saw all of the different types of bits! Wow! Yep, I'll steal the curb strap from the bridle I've been using. It's leather, I hope that's okay.
Darla719 is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 06:09 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Higgins, TX. YeeHaw!!
Posts: 22,201
• Horses: 24
I only use leather on my snaffles, there is too much motion going on down there to use a chain strap like I do on my curbs. You can make your own with a bit of saddle string if you wanted, that's what I do. Much cheaper than buying an actual strap.

If you would be interested, here is a site with tying instructions.

Always remember that feeling of looking at a big, open country over the ears of a good horse, seeing a new trail unwind ahead of you, and that ever-spectacular view from the top of the ridge!!! Follow my training blog: http://robertsontraining.blogspot.com/
smrobs is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 03-29-2011, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missoula, Montana - Transplanted from Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 83
• Horses: 1
Thank you! I'm always interested in learning new things. :)
Darla719 is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 03-30-2011, 01:18 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CO
Posts: 5,061
• Horses: 5
I would say that is a really good choice; of course, your horse will ultimately make the decision on the feel of it, but over all that is a good bit. Most horses will go well in a double jointed bit.

My mare is one of those 'weirdos' that actually relaxes and goes better in the plain old single jointed snaffle; tried a couple of different double jointeds, but she just didn't seem to care for them...didn't relax as much, and was more resistant to rein pressure, so I've stuck with what she likes...Lol!

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
mom2pride is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 03-30-2011, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Missoula, Montana - Transplanted from Anchorage Alaska
Posts: 83
• Horses: 1
Thanks for your input M2P. I'm hoping to try it out tomorrow if its not raining. I'm wondering though.... I've been reading threads about horses going from a snaffle to a curb, but NOT the other way around. He's been in a curb, so is there a change he will not respond to the snaffle now? He seems well-trained, but I'm the one NOT well-trained! Just trying to be prepared for anything.
Darla719 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 03-30-2011, 01:29 AM
Showing
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
Smrobs and Mom2Pride took the words out of my mouth. It's great to see that some tack store employees have good bit sense - more often than not, I see people sent home with some massive bit recommended to them by someone at the store. Very refreshing to see.


The lovely images above provided by CVLC Photography cvlphotography.com
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 03-30-2011, 01:41 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: CO
Posts: 5,061
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Darla719 View Post
Thanks for your input M2P. I'm hoping to try it out tomorrow if its not raining. I'm wondering though.... I've been reading threads about horses going from a snaffle to a curb, but NOT the other way around. He's been in a curb, so is there a change he will not respond to the snaffle now? He seems well-trained, but I'm the one NOT well-trained! Just trying to be prepared for anything.
I have never had any problems switching from curb to a snaffle; and I've retrained some pretty 'hard mouthed' horses. As long as you teach him to flex both ways (left and right) very well, you shouldn't have any problems; the mistake people make when switching from curb back to a snaffle is that they think they can just pull back and expect a horse to stop or turn like with a curb...and a snaffle isn't designed to work like that at all...it's designed for side to side pressure (lateral), not so much for vertical pressure.

"The ideal horseman has the courage of a lion, the patience of a saint, and the hands of a woman..."
mom2pride is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 03-30-2011, 01:51 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 39,802
• Horses: 2
Darla, That is a great bit!!!! I want! How much? love it. YOu smart, woman!
tinyliny is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I can't get my mare to turn a tight one rein spin/circle...? APHAforlife Horse Training 6 03-27-2011 09:49 PM
The Spin PaintingMissy Reining 4 02-08-2011 07:34 PM
Critique his spin? Waybueno Reining 15 08-12-2010 10:09 PM
Spin off - feet manners - need new ideas! shesinthebarn Horse Training 20 11-21-2009 12:33 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome