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post #11 of 25 Old 05-19-2009, 11:54 PM
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And also... some of those bits have actual CHAINS as the mouthpiece. Like the chains you use to tow a car or trailer. My god, who comes up with that stuff!?

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post #12 of 25 Old 05-20-2009, 12:09 AM
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Butbutbut.... [some] barrel racers need these bits for control!


...right?


And them rank colts need to be taught who's who!




... right?


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Pfftt, JDI.

Funny.
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You can't blame the people who use these bits - because it is what they are being taught, or lack of being taught.

Ignorance is bliss I suppose - cept for the horses.

Too many are being taught to ride hands first, or to use quick fixes.

Uneducation.
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And also... some of those bits have actual CHAINS as the mouthpiece. Like the chains you use to tow a car or trailer. My god, who comes up with that stuff!?
Bike chains, no less. o.0
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Wow! OK -- I'll ask: what is the supposed reasoning for 5 -- count 'em 5 -- rings on the bits? Are we supposed to ride with 5 sets of reins? Adjust where we put the reins as to harsh, harsher, more harsh, ridiculous and call-the-SPCA? I really don't understand.

I picked up a thin twisted snaffle at a yard sale with unfinished ends just to show my son and he asked who I was going to use it for. I said, "West Wall". He said, "Who?" I said, "I'm going to hang it on the west wall of the barn."
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5 rings? Beats me. 1st one for "my horse is pleasing me today" and the 5th for "Can't make him stop"?


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lol funny about the barrel racers jdi, its so true. they make the horses so hot that they cant control them after a while and go for the biggest meanest bit they can find.

quarter horses.....simply the best
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post #19 of 25 Old 05-22-2009, 02:48 AM
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The twisted wire, 5-ring scissor snaffle was posted on Fugly Horse of the Day (blog) under the title "Look! It's the twelve circles of hell!"
I think she summed it up nicely.
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They using the generic version of colt to mean young horse - not the gender.

Any bit is harsh in the wrong hands. I thought we established that many many many threads ago.

We did >-< but these bits are harsh in ANY hand. You put them in the horses mouth and they're harsh. The weight of those rings on that teensy little chain...-shudders-


I went with a hackamore with fleece on it JUST so the horse is more comfortable with some extra cushion. I won't touch the nasty rubber one I bought when I was naive and uneducated.

Wait! I'll fix it....
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