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    07-03-2009, 06:09 PM
  #1
Yearling
Kindest bit for a pony??

I need a new bit for the pony and I'm looking for the kindest bit besides a hackamore or sidepull obviously. I'm teaching my son how to ride and I don't want her to suffer under his hands lol.
     
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    07-03-2009, 06:24 PM
  #2
Started
Depending on what is necessary to keep the pony easily controllable, I would look for a snaffle of some kind, with a wide, possibly rubber or plastic, mouthpiece. Either unjointed or with a french link would eliminate or minimize any "nutcracker" action. I think something along those lines would be most forgiving on the pony. I've also seen hunter ponies go really well in kimberwickes, but these are a little harsher in inexperienced hands.
     
    07-03-2009, 06:30 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I'm pretty sure Rubber Mullen mouth snaffles are great for that..
     
    07-03-2009, 06:33 PM
  #4
Foal
I agree with scoutrider here, a 'happy mouth' or 'plastic' snaffle with either no joint or a double joint would be a good choice.

I disagree with the Kimblewick (is this what you call a kimberwicke in the USA? Not seen it spelled like that before) being used in the hands of a beginner child.
     
    07-03-2009, 06:51 PM
  #5
Yearling
Well... what about one of those Korsteel flexi flavoured bits? It's rubber and this one has no joint in the middle. I have a Korsteel flavoured bit for my DW mare.

This is the bit I'm thinking of, let me know what you think...
https://www.horseloverz.com/product....oductid=243315
     
    07-03-2009, 06:55 PM
  #6
Started
Yep, that bit should do just fine.

Good luck!
     
    07-03-2009, 11:16 PM
  #7
Started
Rubber mouth snaffles and French link snaffles are pretty mild. Or a hollow mouth. I love copper mouth bits, too.
     
    07-03-2009, 11:43 PM
  #8
Yearling
Awesome. This should be fun! Ha.
     
    07-04-2009, 09:11 PM
  #9
Foal
How fun! I would use a rubber snaffle or a happy mouth snaffle...like the others said....soft and flexible with no joint. Good luck! Keep us posted on how he does!
     
    07-05-2009, 10:55 AM
  #10
Weanling
My son's shetland goes great in a big fat hollow snaffle. Or, with the reins clipped to his halter lol
     

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