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post #1 of 41 Old 10-24-2009, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of bit people are using for jumping?

Just curious... What kind of mouthpiece is most popular? What kind of snaffle (I mean loose rings, eggbutt, D-ring, full cheek)?

I've been at the big show yesterday and was surprised to see most horses were wearing full cheeks. Is it something usual in the jumping world?

Please, share what you use when jump (what kind of snaffle/bit)...
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post #2 of 41 Old 10-24-2009, 06:36 PM
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I jump competitively and I jump in a loose ring french link snaffle
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post #3 of 41 Old 10-24-2009, 06:43 PM
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Ginisee uses a D-ring snaffle with a regular jointed mouthpiece

Uma uses a 3 ring elevator for jumping like this:http://www.bitofbritain.com/v/vspfiles/photos/783-1.jpg
and a french link O-ring snaffle (a KK training snaffle)

Demi switches between a KK training snaffle and a Nathe snaffle which looks like this:http://www.divoza.co.uk/productimage...08/w_14047.jpg
it's not the same as a Mullen mouth or a Happy mouth. It's softer and is entirely rubber with no metal besides the rings.

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Thumper is ridden in an eggbut snaffle, as are most of the horses at my barn. The others have either loose ring snaffles or french links. One horse has a full-cheek snaffle.

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Dancer, Cinzano and Maia were all ridden in a loose ring single jointed snaffle. Denny is doing great in a full cheek french link, which he will likely stay with throughout his training as a hunter.

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Sunny is ridden in a loose ring, single jointed snaffle.
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post #7 of 41 Old 10-24-2009, 07:46 PM
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for the vast majority of the hunters i show, same thing i flat in, which is a loose ring Herm Sprenger (a brand of fancy snaffle type bit). eeeevery once in a while i'll put one in a loose ring dr bristol. i think the trend in the hunter ring right now is a d-ring, the trend in the eq ring is a pelham.
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post #8 of 41 Old 10-24-2009, 09:50 PM
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Nelson and I use an Egg Butt French Link Snaffle, thanks to Leah Kathleen. We also use a Full Cheek French Link Snaffle - depends on what bridle I use.


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post #9 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 08:11 AM
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I use an Eggbutt French Link Snaffle with a copper middle. Riley seems happy enough with it and he really doesn't need anything stronger, even in Cross Country

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post #10 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 10:22 AM
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H jumps in anything really. The strongest I've used on her is a Pelham for XC but she hated it.
I think her Full Cheek French link is her favourite for flatwork then her Eggbutt French Link Snaffle is the best for Jumping.
Would like to invest in a D-Ring Lathe Snaffle and Lathe Pelham. The last Pelham I used on her was too fat and her mouth is tiny, she soon let me know she didn't like it as soon as I hit the floor lol.


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