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post #1 of 6 Old 07-15-2008, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
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bits for jumping

I have a question, what type of bits do you guys use for jumping. I'm trying to find a bit that is like a Tom Thumb pelham that I can use with a figure 8 bridle. I would change to a different kind of bit but my horse really likes the Tom Thumb, so can anybody give me some ideas.
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post #2 of 6 Old 07-15-2008, 06:39 PM
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well I use what I ride in...loose ring snaffle with rubber bit gaurd thingys....and show in a dee ring snaffle
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post #3 of 6 Old 07-15-2008, 07:28 PM
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I ride in a sweet iron eggbutt snaffle with copper inlays right now. I also have a corkscrew, a whistle bit, a slow twist, and a french link depending...
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-15-2008, 07:31 PM
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It really depends on what your horse needs. My horses were all in loosering snaffles and stayed in that bit when we jumped as well. The only time I changed bits was if I went on a trail ride or hunts. I would change him to a slow twist snaffle.
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post #5 of 6 Old 07-16-2008, 09:44 PM
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It all depends on the horse. I have one mare who goes in a 3 ring elevator with a copper dowl in the middle, or a copper pelham. My other mare goes in a jointed egg but or a slow twist full cheek.

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-17-2008, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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I kno it depends on the horse I just need to find a bit that is like a tom thumb that can b used with a figure 8 bridle I just can't think of one

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