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    03-17-2012, 11:30 AM
Question help.

What bit should I start my horse out on ?
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    03-17-2012, 11:45 AM
Need more info on the horse.
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    03-17-2012, 12:11 PM
Well she is quarter/arab mix 6 years old and I recently bought her from an older couple who couldnt really work with her however she was greenbroke to halter.
    03-17-2012, 12:15 PM
Mine are started in a O Ring snaffle or Full Cheek snaffle.
    03-17-2012, 12:50 PM
^^ I agree. Either of those would work. An eggbutt snaffle would also work. Basically anything that has direct contact. Good luck with her! :)
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    03-17-2012, 01:14 PM
I like to start with either a fat smooth snaffle or a french link snaffle. Something the isn't hard on a horse's mouth is always best to start off with and then go from there.
    03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
I agree with everyone. A snaffle is definitely the best way to go. Personally, I tend to start in an eggbut snaffle and then work from there. If you find your horse has trouble with steering, I'd move up to a D-ring or a full cheek. If she tends to fight the bit, try a rubber snaffle.

I am training a 4 year Arab stud and all he needs a full-cheek rubber snaffle to be happy.

Make sure whatever bit you use on her she likes. The more drool the better. I added the rubber for the stud to encourage him to give to the bit and it has worked wonders.

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