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post #21 of 24 Old 09-18-2008, 09:16 AM
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Just for fun. I was searching bits and trying to learn more, well I stumbeled upon this site. I was struck by how pretty some of these bits are. I'm not suggesting they be used or not..I'm a girl and I found shiney pretties I wanted to share.

http://www.outwestsaddlery.com/html/bits.html

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Just for fun. I was searching bits and trying to learn more, well I stumbeled upon this site. I was struck by how pretty some of these bits are. I'm not suggesting they be used or not..I'm a girl and I found shiney pretties I wanted to share.

http://www.outwestsaddlery.com/html/bits.html
Those were SO pretty!

I want one of each.. just to hang on my wall
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post #23 of 24 Old 09-18-2008, 01:22 PM
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Great job Amy! That is nearly my exact bit. In fact it may be my exact bit. Mine is also sweet iron and has an arch which gives some tongue relief to the mouth piece plus it has copper inlay but that bit may also. My horses love that bit!!

This is mine:




You are right in your thinking that the Billy Allen and the swivel will be more forgiving and more mild a bit then the grazing bit is.

I'm not arguing with you, I'm just explaining why I'm right.

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post #24 of 24 Old 09-18-2008, 02:05 PM
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LOL... I feel like I won a prize!!!!

That bit was actually kind of hard to find on line.

What I learned today is that the calvary style shanks are swept back making it less harsh and that the Billy Allen mouth piece is also forgiving as opposed to a Tom Thumb that will jut forward (nut cracker action) when you pull back on the reins. Like backing up for example. On top of all that I also learned that the way that this bit. (Bill's) connects the mouth piece to the shanks is very gentle for the horse (no pinching).

Bill, Thank You sincerely for taking the time to get some pictures and post what you use for us. I value your years of experience and am glad you stick with us on these topics!

Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don't be afraid or discouraged by the size of the task, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.

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