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post #21 of 41 Old 10-26-2009, 02:04 PM
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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. :)
It looks like you are riding with just a gag rein in your avatar. I have no problem with gags. So much better that twisted, wire, waterfords...etc, IMHO.
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post #22 of 41 Old 10-27-2009, 12:44 AM
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I tend to use an typical jointed eggbutt- on my young horse I have a rather thick/angled hollow eggbutt- but for poor Tangles he has a rubber pelham- which is practically all I can ride him in coz the old owners destroyed his mouth with all types of gags and ties and whatnot-- but i'm slowly bringing him back to an ordinary loose ring snaffle

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It looks like you are riding with just a gag rein in your avatar. I have no problem with gags. So much better that twisted, wire, waterfords...etc, IMHO.
yep, back then I did cos he was new and I wasn't ready to ride xc with double reins.
I think they're fine if they're used in the right hands. :)



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double jointed lose ring for everything
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i tend to use an typical jointed eggbutt- on my young horse I have a rather thick/angled hollow eggbutt- but for poor Tangles he has a rubber pelham- which is practically all I can ride him in coz the old owners destroyed his mouth with all types of gags and ties and whatnot-- but i'm slowly bringing him back to an ordinary loose ring snaffle


Yay, charli was in a pelham and now I have him in the double link, its so worth it =]
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post #26 of 41 Old 10-29-2009, 06:02 PM
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I jump Fiona in a full cheek single jointed happy mouth snaffle at home and a happy mouth single jointed pelham at shows because she gets a little hyped up.
With Bru I'm still figuring things out as he's slowly coming back from lameness. I use to ride him in a kimberwicke for jumping (single jointed) as he gets quite strong and heavy but we're working on that, been riding him in a rubber single jointed full cheek.
With Fiona (never tried Bru with one) she disliked a french link, I think due to her small mouth. And actually she really really like a curb bit, I think the pressure makes it easier for here to understand but who knows.

The hunter bit around here is full cheek or D ring, and D ring I think has always been the cheekpiece of choice with all the big names riding in it, though full cheek is coming up.

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I use a full cheek kinmberwick
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at home I use a slow twist egg but snaffle (we are just doing little jumps :) )

At shows I use either the above or a full check french link

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Are there any limitations on WHAT bit you can use at the show? Like in dressage you can only use this and that.
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post #30 of 41 Old 10-30-2009, 07:36 AM
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In dressage you can only use snaffles in the lower levels . In showjumping over here you can use any bit as long as the judge sees that the rider is using it property
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