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post #1 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:33 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation Short shank snaffle bit

Is it a harsh bit? I say no because.... I've rode with it my whole life!! But I'm switching a horse from a hack to a bit but someone told me it was a harsh bit please help!!! Rate ther harshness on a sacle on 1 to 10!thanks!!!!!

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post #2 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:34 PM
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Snaffles don't have shanks. If it has shanks, it's a leverage bit.
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post #3 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:36 PM
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Is it a harsh bit? I say no because.... I've rode with it my whole life!! But I'm switching a horse from a hack to a bit but someone told me it was a harsh bit please help!!! Rate ther harshness on a sacle on 1 to 10!thanks!!!!!
Just because you've used it your whole life, that doesn't mean it's not harsh :) why the change in bit?
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post #4 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Can't use hacks in shows

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post #5 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
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Coronet Training Short Shank w/Copper Snaffle Bit - 5"
This is the closest one I could find to mine....horse trainee recommended it also(that's what they use:)

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Also a horse trainer recommended this bit 2

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post #7 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:47 PM
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None of my trainers have ever recommended broken bits with shanks to me :/ I like Mylers or solid mouth pieces if shanks are involved
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post #8 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:48 PM
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If you want swivel shanks on a leverage bit, go with a double jointed mouthpiece (maybe a roller), NOT the single one you pictured, basically a tom thumb.

I absolutely LOVE my three piece reiner by Reinsman, but I'd start out with a plain ol' snaffle. I don't use a leverage bit until I can move just about every part of their body without yanking (maybe they need a little reminder every once in awhile to neck rein) at their mouth or kicking as hard as I can. I get the swivel shanks unless a reminder is needed or I'm showing. I don't like neckreining around barrels/poles, so I like to still be able to have extra if my horse spazzes out of nowhere at a show (not enclosed or close to a road), but I still want to be able to neck rein when needed.
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Is this your bit? http://profchoice.com/images/F28071112.jpg

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post #10 of 24 Old 03-11-2013, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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Not just it....there is a second loop in the middle here is mine
Coronet Training Short Shank w/Copper Snaffle Bit - 5"

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