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post #1 of 3 Old 05-09-2010, 02:01 AM Thread Starter
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Rubber Bits

I've always ridden my gelding in a 3 ring elevator bit or a full cheek french link. I decided to try him in a rubber bit, it has loose ring rings on it, and then its straight across flexable rubber. My gelding has never been better. He is super responsive; usually im fighting with him. Anyone else ride their horses in a rubber bit? My gelding and I are jumpers, and he is alot easier to control in this gentle bit!
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-09-2010, 05:45 AM
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Yep, I've had good results with a rubber bit. My old Quarter Pony mare had a really soft, sensitive mouth and even a straight metal mouth was too harsh for her. I got her a rubber one and she was 110% happier.

(However, I did have a few instructors evaluate my hands to see if *I* was the one causing the discomfort, but none of them seemed to think it was me, because when they rode her without using the reins she reacted the same.)
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-09-2010, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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yeah that was about the same with my gelding. He dislikes nose pressure/hackamores and etcc... He'll get really strong in them, the french link worked fairly well, but this rubber bit is fantastic, Someone said they have a pepperment tasting rubber bit, I want to find one!
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