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        08-21-2014, 01:15 PM
      #631
    Foal
    I agree completely. Every horse should be able to be ridden bitless if it had good training, same for the rider.
         
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        09-16-2014, 12:58 AM
      #632
    Foal
    Well said, this is great! Thanks for posting this! It's opened my eyes up to my horse, and why his mouth is so hard. I bought him from a girl that did that exact thing. She used a snaffle, and eventually made him wear a Martha Josa Million Dollar bit, (I think it's called) with a noseband, AND a tiedown. I'm soft with my hands, so it's been a challenge to teach him to be soft in his mouth, with the regular snaffle training bit. He's doing fantastic, and I can run him on Barrels in a snaffle!! His only issues are rearing, and stopping. His old owner didn't teach him to slow before each hard turn, and that's why she had such harsh bits on him, she made him slow down without him understanding the concept, which results in awful turns.. So I'm working on his turning, stopping and rollbacks! I'm so proud of him!
         
        11-18-2014, 06:33 PM
      #633
    Yearling
    I just recently purchased a spotted saddle horse. He is 9 yrs old and seems to be a good horse. When I was looking at him to buy him, I had the owner ride him and asked him to do different things which he did. I noticed that the owner used a tom thumb with no chin strap. The horse did well and was very controllable. I liked the horse and bought him. I still like him and like him more each day I get to know him. I have given him some settling in time. He is coming along well. I am planning to ride him with in a few days. The bit thing really concerns me because many people are telling me that he has a good mouth because of how controllable he was with out a chin strap. Bottom line is I do not want to ruin his mouth. I have a D-ring snaffle and a DL Reiner with a Billy Allen mouthpiece. Please advise. Thanx
         
        12-11-2014, 11:45 PM
      #634
    Foal
    My opinion is if you can get a horse light in a snaffle and working off your leg. He should be able to go into a short shank bit very easily. I always use a broken mouthpiece and a short shank, they have worked well for me. Also I have dropped from a snaffle several time to a TT bit and they have worked well for me.
         
        12-17-2014, 01:06 AM
      #635
    Foal
    I only want to know peoples opinion on this bit

    Reinsman Circle R Offset Dee, CR225 - Tractor Supply Co.

    I'm still ground training and waiting for spring to begin riding, which I'll be the first person ever to be on her back. My mare is actually really gentle and I usually never run into problems with her or her fighting me. So is this bit going to be gentle enough or is there something softer? I want to go bitless and will, but with having to start her in riding and her being the first I've ever started, I guess I'm buying the bit more out of fear to me it seems, yet I'm still getting one, for whatever reasons. I just want whats going to be light and easy in her mouth, and this seemed to be the best that I've seen so far.
         
        12-19-2014, 01:32 PM
      #636
    Foal
    Hi All!

    My boy is a retired Dressage horse. He came to me in a Kimberwicke bit with a curb chain, and I was told to tighten the chain if he ran thru the bit. Say What???
    And I rode him in it, with a loose curb the first season I had him.
    The next year, I got a dr cooks bitless bridle off ebay. It took about 15 minutes in the round pen to introduce him to the bridle, and we've used it ever since.
    Honestly, I can't really tell much difference in the way he responds, and the bitless has just got to be more comfortable.
    ByeBye! Steve
         

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