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post #1 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Question help.

what bit should i start my horse out on ?
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 11:45 AM
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Need more info on the horse.
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 12:15 PM
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Mine are started in a O Ring snaffle or Full Cheek snaffle.

"The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with
him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too."

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 12:50 PM
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^^ 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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post #6 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 01:14 PM
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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.
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post #7 of 7 Old 03-17-2012, 01:24 PM
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I agree with everyone. A snaffle is definately 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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