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post #1 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on this bit?

What is everyone think of this bit? [Sorry for the blurry pictures >.<!]

DISCLAIMER: I am NOT using this bit so please don't chew me out. I am simply looking for opinions on it. Thank you. ^^


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post #2 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 04:42 PM
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the mouth piece looks pretty mild, but im not sure about the rest of it or how it even works with this bridle.. I hope someone who knows chimes in, im definitely interested as well.


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post #3 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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It's a draw bit, used as a training bit used to add poll pressure to a horse in order to give their head. However it's only used in western communities. I think the English world isn't too fond of it.

At least that's my knowledge of it, and yes the bit is pretty mild. I want to know more about it though so here I am!
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post #4 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 04:46 PM
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In general I really don't like gag bits, no matter who uses them. I consider myself fairly quiet with my hands, and I won't use them. Way to many things could happen and you could accidently pull way more than is needed.

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post #5 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 04:48 PM
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Those are my favourite mouth pieces. It's a gag bit though, the rope headstall gives it more "umph" than a flat, leather headstall would. The basics of it are pressure to the poll, which is emphasised with the rope vs a normal leather/nylon headstall.
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I have so much to learn before I can ever have a horse now time to find out what a regular bit looks like...
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post #7 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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I have so much to learn before I can ever have a horse now time to find out what a regular bit looks like...
Well HF is the best place to learn about bits. Here's a few helpful threads:
Bit Information (Snaffle and English-Type Bits)
Bit Information (Curb and Western type bits and hackamores)
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The mouthpiece itself is quite mild, but the draw-gag action gives it the potential to be quite harsh in the wrong hands. I personally would not ride in it, and I consider myself to have pretty decent hands. Because of the design of the headstall portion of this setup, there's no real limit on how tight the bit can be drawn up, nothing to prevent someone from, even accidentally, getting carried away and causing confusion at best, and outright physical damage at worst.

Definitely more of a western bit -- I see a lot of the young games riders in my area riding in either these, WonderBits, or combo bits, largely because "the tom thumb doesn't work anymore" (insert eye roll). The English analog gag bit only slides up the cheeks before the gag action is stopped. These bits have a proper time, place, and use, but it isn't when, where, or why most people use them IME.
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The mouthpiece itself is quite mild, but the draw-gag action gives it the potential to be quite harsh in the wrong hands. I personally would not ride in it, and I consider myself to have pretty decent hands. Because of the design of the headstall portion of this setup, there's no real limit on how tight the bit can be drawn up, nothing to prevent someone from, even accidentally, getting carried away and causing confusion at best, and outright physical damage at worst.

Definitely more of a western bit -- I see a lot of the young games riders in my area riding in either these, WonderBits, or combo bits, largely because "the tom thum doesn't work anymore" (insert eye roll). The English analog gag bit only slides up the cheeks before the gag action is stopped. These bits have a proper time, place, and use, but it isn't when, where, or why most people use them IME.

My horse is extremely soft mouthed so she's really picky about her bits. >> I would love to run her in a bit with this mouth piece but I have yet to find one with the right shanks.
So instead, she ,for whatever reason, loves the Sherry Cervi twisted dogbone short shank. Every other bit she doesn't appreciate.
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post #10 of 16 Old 07-13-2012, 05:18 PM
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That mouthpiece with a D-ring or eggbutt I would love!
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