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post #11 of 13 Old 03-10-2009, 11:12 AM
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I'd go with a solid port. Jointed shanks can be harsh (with the added leverage plus the nutcracker action). Definitely get one with movable sides, not stationary. It'll be more clear to the horse.
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post #12 of 13 Old 03-10-2009, 07:08 PM
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Hopefully that works well for you. Let us know how it goes

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Billy Allen also have a combo type bit for horses who dislike tongue pressure. It is the regular Billy Allen bit but with a ported mouthpiece. That may be a good one to look at if your horse likes to have tongue relief.
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