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        03-17-2012, 10:30 AM
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    Foal
    Question help.

    What bit should I start my horse out on ?
         
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        03-17-2012, 10:45 AM
      #2
    Weanling
    Need more info on the horse.
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        03-17-2012, 11:11 AM
      #3
    Foal
    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, 11:15 AM
      #4
    Trained
    Mine are started in a O Ring snaffle or Full Cheek snaffle.
         
        03-17-2012, 11:50 AM
      #5
    Foal
    ^^ 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, 12:14 PM
      #6
    Foal
    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, 12:24 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    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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