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post #1 of 24 Old 03-04-2013, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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Introducing the bit?

I am getting a bridle shortly for my 2 year old Breeze. I have a few questions first though. Is 2 years a good time to start just introducing the bit? I am wanting to in the spring when it gets warmer out. Also, what kind of bit? I am wanting to get this kind (picture posted below) and it is a snaffle bit. And when I start riding her, should I have 1 piece reins instead of 2 piece? I am wanting to get this bridle, reins and bit... I am getting both split and 1 piece, but when what should I use first? I did not include a pic of the 1 piece, but the bridle is just a basic leather one, and the reins are matching, the chin strap is also just a basic leather piece... anyone who can answer these questions thank you!

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post #2 of 24 Old 03-04-2013, 07:24 PM
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Breezy, that is NOT a snaffle, it is a shanked bit with a jointed mouthpiece, sometimes they are listed as snaffles....and they are NOT.
That bit you have pictured is NOT what you want to put in her mouth for the first time. Those shanks have leverage and will cause her to react negatively, either running away from it or coming over....

You want a LOOSE RING SNAFFLE.......
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Anything that has shanks & needs a chin strap is a curb bit and not a good choice for a young horse to start in. You need a loose ring snaffle. I highly suggest you get someone to help if you want results.
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Okay, but the place I am getting this from says it is a Western NP Snaffle Training Bit.
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That place is wrong sweetie. It's a curb bit, like I said, anything that has shanks & need a chin strap is a leverage bit. A young horse can't deal with leverage, they need to be taught with direct pressure, from a snaffle.

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They are either ignorant or just out for your cash. (Maybe both?) If it has shanks, it is a curb bit. The mouth is irrelevant.

This is NOT a good first bit for a young horse (and not really a great bit for any horse, but that's another topic...). Get a loose ring snaffle. You really can't go wrong with one.

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post #7 of 24 Old 03-04-2013, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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Okay, I will get a loose ring snaffle, I don't want to hurt or scare Breeze in any way. I am ordering one online at statelinetack.com and that is where it said that.
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How is this one?


or this one? Which is better?
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The silver one looks a little bit thicker of the two, which I would like better for a young horse, personally.
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post #10 of 24 Old 03-04-2013, 08:00 PM
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The latter is an O ring. Still a snaffle, just the rings are set in place and don't move around due to the bar looking things on attached to the mouthpiece.
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