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    10-11-2012, 03:46 PM
  #31
KSL
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It's the bit the horse works best with really. Snaffles slide through her moth and she throws her head around a lot. Not sure why she doesn't do it with a Tom Thumb, but we are thinking she was just started in that. I've tried a few milder, and she just acted differently (worse) and didn't perform as well because she was too busy messing with the bit. I've never tried those pictured. So I may look into those.

Not sure if Bosals are legal. I have used one in local competition not sure about higher.
     
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    10-11-2012, 04:01 PM
  #32
Foal
A snaffle that is fitted correctly should not slide through her mouth.

Try a solid curb bit if you want a leverage bit. Not a jointed like a Tom Thumb... they can be pretty harsh. Something with a low port maybe.
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    10-11-2012, 04:02 PM
  #33
KSL
Banned
Quote:
Originally Posted by HighstepperLove    
a snaffle that is fitted correctly should not slide through her mouth.

Try a solid curb but if you want a leverage bit. Not a jointed. Something with a low port maybe.
Usually it's because she chews on it so bad and pulls it threw there and throws her head around. She hates it.
     
    10-11-2012, 04:04 PM
  #34
Trained
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Originally Posted by KSL    
I've tried a few milder, and she just acted differently (worse) and didn't perform as well
This says to me it's not a bitting issue, it's a training hole.
     
    10-11-2012, 04:05 PM
  #35
Foal
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Originally Posted by KSL    
Usually it's because she chews on it so bad and pulls it threw there and throws her head around. She hates it.
But she likes the Tom Thumb?? I have trouble believing that. A snaffle is much more gentle. They make a guard you can put on the sides of the snaffle to keep it from getting pulled through their mouth. Rubber Bit Guards Pair - Statelinetack.com
Inexpensive and effective. We use them on some of the Walking Horse bits if the horse needs them.
     
    10-11-2012, 04:06 PM
  #36
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Quote:
Originally Posted by KSL    
It's the bit the horse works best with really. Snaffles slide through her moth and she throws her head around a lot. Not sure why she doesn't do it with a Tom Thumb, but we are thinking she was just started in that. I've tried a few milder, and she just acted differently (worse) and didn't perform as well because she was too busy messing with the bit. I've never tried those pictured. So I may look into those.
Maybe look into an Argentine bit. Built somewhat like a tom thumb, but without as bad of a "nutcracker" action.

A full cheek snaffle might help with the "sliding" issue, particularly if you use bit keepers.
     
    10-11-2012, 04:07 PM
  #37
KSL
Banned
It's not a training issue because she doesn't do it to a Tom Thumb or an unbroken bit.

I use it maybe twice a year so idk why it's an issue.

I use snaffles with all my other horses and they do fine.
     
    10-11-2012, 04:07 PM
  #38
Foal
Honestly, if I have one chewing the bit, I don't assume it's b/c they hate the bit I'm using, though. I check to make sure it's fitted correctly and the bridle is fitted correctly... Fitting correctly usually stops chewing.
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    10-11-2012, 04:08 PM
  #39
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Originally Posted by KSL    
It's not a training issue because she doesn't do it to a Tom Thumb or an unbroken bit.
It is a training issue if the horse doesn't do it when you step up to a harsher bit. Sorry.
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    10-11-2012, 04:08 PM
  #40
KSL
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We've had it fitted. She doesn't just chew, she performs worse and is really just worried about it and not her job.
     



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