Whats a good bit to start HUS with?

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Whats a good bit to start HUS with?

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    04-07-2012, 10:15 PM
Whats a good bit to start HUS with?

What's a good bit to start a Hunter Under Saddle horse?
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    04-07-2012, 10:27 PM
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Isnt D ring snaffle the most common?
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    04-08-2012, 08:44 AM
Any snaffle will do.
    04-08-2012, 04:04 PM
I think a french link or a regular snaffle :)
    04-08-2012, 10:14 PM
Dee ring snaffles and Full cheek snaffles are the most popular style of snaffle for hunters. They come in a wide range of mouthpiece styles, a lot of horses prefer a french link style mouthpiece.
    04-13-2012, 05:02 PM
Any snaffle.
For HUS, the current trend is dee rings, or full cheeks. But mostly dee rings.

My gelding goes in a french link dee, by JP for reference.
    04-14-2012, 11:38 AM
Id say jsut a simple dee ring snaffle=]
    05-17-2012, 10:33 PM
I personally love the look of my full cheek, and it helps push Cowboy around them turns :p Loose ring snaffles are ugly, and slide through pony's mouth. I use a dee on Diamond (slow twist, for gentle hands!!!) And a full cheek on Cowboy (he's easy :p)
    05-18-2012, 12:14 AM
Half cheek snaffle with roller. Steer away from just a regular jointed. They can actually be painful to some horses.
    05-18-2012, 08:51 AM
To start with go with what your horse goes in already, you can read the rule book for restrictions. But I've noticed that someone high levels (3ft +) Pelhams are the biggest fad. Shows how fany you are and how you can ride with 2 reins - could you tell the sarcasm? Don't do this unless you can actually ride with 2 reins

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