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    11-06-2011, 09:57 PM
Strong Bits..?

I know trying to use a stronger bit to get a horse to respond better doesn't work - it only makes them harder in the mouth. But what if you only use it once in a while to correct them if they get too hard? Not something permanent, but only once in a while? Would it get them into shape or make them harder when you use the softer bit again?
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    11-06-2011, 10:07 PM
Why not just apply some better horsemanship and help the horse soften up? Work on giving a better release.
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    11-06-2011, 10:16 PM
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Why use harsher equipment when you can use better training? I think it would make him duller to the softer bit as well.... but I've never tried it so maybe not?
    11-06-2011, 10:20 PM
That's what I thought, too. I asked because a friend of mine was thinking about getting a harsher bit to deal with her horse's new bad habit.
    11-06-2011, 10:30 PM
Depends on the type of bit and its application/usage. "Harder" versus "softer" bit is a misnomer. How about "different?"

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