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post #21 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 12:18 PM
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I always heard that slobber was a good sign of a horse accepting the bit

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It's true that snaffles prevent the horse from swallowing b/c it traps the tongue.
I've heard french link snaffles don't do this?

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post #23 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 02:22 PM
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That's weird about the swallowing bit. My horse does it in pretty much every bit.
It kind of makes sense if you think about it....But he will do it in a curb, three piece whatever.

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I'm not buying the "can't swallow in a snaffle" issue for one second. I've hand grazed my horses in an o-ring snaffle and they sure swallowed that grass!!!

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I'm not buying the "can't swallow in a snaffle" issue for one second. I've hand grazed my horses in an o-ring snaffle and they sure swallowed that grass!!!
I know I've seen Soda swallow grass/hay/anything he can get in his mouth with his snaffle in... He even trys to eat his reins when we stop or stand.
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post #26 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 04:29 PM
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Exactly, gatorade, soda-pop, pepermints....they all went down the hatch too.

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post #27 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 05:16 PM
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It's when the rider has contact on the bit that the horse can't swallow. If there is no contact then of course the horse can swallow.
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post #28 of 28 Old 03-13-2009, 06:38 PM
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OK, fair enough, I just wanted that clarified.

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