Come on guys... let's not instigate...
Originally Posted by Golden Horse
Makes me wonder how much this person knows, I mean seriously, an eggbutt is one of those bits that 99% of people have hanging around, (I'm kind of including D Ring in there as well)
Nope, got no more, just walking away shaking my head
Well I wouldn't say not knowing the mechanics of an eggbutt bit means she doesn't know anything. I can identify an eggbutt, but I wouldn't have really been able to tell someone accurately how it's better or worse than any other snaffle. It isn't because I'm ignorant or inexperienced... it's just because I've never owned one, and never really researched it, nor have I ever come to a point with a horse where I thought "Oh man! I need an eggbutt snaffle!" Lol. I don't show, never have (not anything serious anyway). So my method of choosing a bit is going to the tack store, looking at the bit wall, handling a few, bending them this way and that, putting them in my fist and twisting them around to see if they pinch... you get the idea. I use D-ring most often, and just from comparing the two visually it looks like they have similar attributes, so it's possible they are mechanically the same ...? Anyway... my point is even experienced and knowledgeable people don't know a lot about things that others consider "common knowledge".
KSL, I believe you can ride. I believe you know lots about horses. I don't think you're stupid and I haven't read anything that implies that you are. You are opinionated and maybe a tad stubborn, but certainly not stupid. I used to be exactly the same way... I could accomplish a lot but I ended up making myself look silly when I took things personally and tried to argue myself into being right. If you come here with the mindset "I want to learn" you will do just that. Then, you can put your two-cents in on threads where people ask for advice and start threads asking questions - but you have to have the intention to learn. If you come here with the mindset "I want to educate" and then post threads asking questions and sparking bit vs bitless debates with no intention of learning, only pushing your opinion and keeping a closed mind, you will not like your experience here.
You wouldn't BELIEVE how much I've learned from this forum. Just keep an open mind and you will learn a LOT of valuable information that will directly benefit you as a young horsewoman. I'm about your age and have been visiting this forum for over a year and learn more and more every time I come here.