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    11-17-2008, 06:25 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question What type of bit do you use for your young horses?

I am going to be starting to ground driving and saddle work here pretty soon. And I want to be prepared. I was wondering what type of bit you use on your young horses that you first start. Thanks in advanced.
     
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    11-17-2008, 06:51 PM
  #2
Started
How old? We use a snaffle bit. Often we use one that also has copper. Our Joshua is just learning. He's 3 1/2 and he uses a combo of the snaffle with a rope that's just over his nose. Sometimes, though, we don't use a bit at all. For some of the horses with a lot of miles on them we may use a bitless bridle.

     
    11-17-2008, 09:47 PM
  #3
Weanling
Snaffle, and something with copper to encourage the horse to mouth the bit. For driving, a driving snaffle!
     
    11-17-2008, 09:58 PM
  #4
Weanling
Hell be two in janurary. Im not planning on riding him till he's at least three maybe even three and a half. I am going to start groundriving him though this spring. Probably in may. I am just trying to get a head start and know what I am going to be using.
     
    11-18-2008, 12:42 AM
  #5
Foal
I use a KK Training and I have used it on all my horses regardless of what they were used to. Some people say its too soft, but I find that its good for training them and if you use them well a horses mouth will get more responsive.

Here is a link to a pic cos I am not sure what they are called overseas


http://www.stirrups.co.nz/site/image...a3c493f2e2.jpg
     
    11-18-2008, 07:36 AM
  #6
Showing
I started in sidepull than switched to french link eggbutt. I think it depends on horse too. I used very mild sidepull on my qh for over a year. On other hand my paint didn't like sidepull (as she has very sensitive nose), and she liked the bit more.
     
    11-18-2008, 08:07 AM
  #7
Weanling
I use a sidepull as well, tho those bitless bridles are very nice, too. For our mare we use a french training snaffle, but I always called it a mullen mouth. Our mare doesn't like the sidepull either.
     
    11-19-2008, 01:22 AM
  #8
Foal
Loose ring snaffle. Always.
     
    11-19-2008, 02:17 AM
  #9
Green Broke
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joshie    
How old? We use a snaffle bit. Often we use one that also has copper. Our Joshua is just learning. He's 3 1/2 and he uses a combo of the snaffle with a rope that's just over his nose. Sometimes, though, we don't use a bit at all. For some of the horses with a lot of miles on them we may use a bitless bridle.

I'm using the same one.
     
    11-19-2008, 02:42 AM
  #10
Started
Love that bit. Our boy is a wonderfully good boy. We've been able to use a bitless bridle at times. I'm sure that when he gets a few more miles on him he'll be one of those once in a lifetime horses.
     

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