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post #11 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 09:34 AM
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i use a loose ring french link snaffle and cutter does very well with it :)
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post #12 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 11:02 AM
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I feel the best to ride in is either of these four:

- egg butt snaffle
- loose ring snaffle
- D ring snaffle
- full cheek snaffle

All of the above should preferably be in either single or double jointed, depends on how much play you want to give your horse.

It also helps the horse when it is the sweet metal type. They accept it a bit better sometimes.

By the way, a full cheek enables better turning because it prevents the bit from moving side ways in the horse's mouth.

The most popular snaffle I find is the full cheek, although I prefer an egg butt.

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post #13 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 11:40 AM
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I ride in a loose-ring french link, with bitguards to prevent pinching.
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post #14 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 04:10 PM
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with all of mine i used a loose ring french link snaffle for sj.
with elmo i use a running gag xc (with double reins) and i use the loosering french link for the rest of them.



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post #15 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 04:23 PM
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I feel that people don't need to ride in severe bits. I have noted that some people go from kind bits to more severe bits. The right thing to do is to go from more severe bits to kinder bits.

I can understand if your horse really needs it.

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post #16 of 41 Old 10-25-2009, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for sharing! Sounds like most people are using loose ring mild bit.

BTW, what is the purpose of that elevation bit (with several rings)?
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post #17 of 41 Old 10-26-2009, 04:02 AM
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i only use the gag xc because my pony looses it if he isn't in it. (he's 19 now and has evented with it all his life). i just feel it's not worth changing it cos he's so happy. i use the double reins so that i am riding pretty much only on the snaffle. :)



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post #18 of 41 Old 10-26-2009, 08:33 AM
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I ride in an elevator bit with Uma for several reasons: I am small and Uma is big. haha. also, I love the adjustability. If she is being light and listening to my aids, I just put it on the snaffle ring which acts no differently than a regular loose ring. If I need a bit more adjustability in her stride I put it on the second ring. I never use double reins or the third ring

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post #19 of 41 Old 10-26-2009, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks, eventerdrew! I've seen that bit, but was just wondering how it works (and why people are using it).
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post #20 of 41 Old 10-26-2009, 01:49 PM
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i use a Kimberwick non-jointed

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