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Why even use a bit?

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    10-11-2012, 03:17 PM
  #151
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Hey Speed, want to come pet my unicorn??? You can ride him too, but just not with a bit
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    10-11-2012, 03:18 PM
  #152
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Hey Speed, want to come pet my unicorn??? You can ride him too, but just not with a bit
Nothing doing, anabel! I'm too crappy a rider to ride bitless, especially a unicorn! I ride mine in a double twisted wire snaffle, with extra jaw cracking action. Can't control him otherwise!
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    10-11-2012, 03:22 PM
  #153
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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
Nothing doing, anabel! I'm too crappy a rider to ride bitless, especially a unicorn! I ride mine in a double twisted wire snaffle, with extra jaw cracking action. Can't control him otherwise!

I prefer to ride in something resembling this:


I find it helps me to reef my helpless horse's head around and cause him to bleed from the lips and gums. Which is the ultimate purpose of dressage, who are we kidding?? Who doesn't like that nice, bloody mouthed look?
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    10-11-2012, 03:24 PM
  #154
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At least it has a rope on the nose....
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    10-11-2012, 03:27 PM
  #155
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Who doesn't like that nice, bloody mouthed look?
Well, duh! How else is the horse's mouth going to stay nice and moist?
     
    10-11-2012, 03:32 PM
  #156
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In all seriousness, this thread has made me question on thing about my horse. I recently switched him into the french link. He has been rather eager for the bit since the change. I was not coordinated one day and had taken his halter off before being fully ready go bridle him (sometimes I am bad like that). He reached over and took the bit into his mouth to play with. It was like my horse said "here let me take this and help you because you clearly need it.". Is this not normal? If he is supposed to hate a cold piece of metal in his mouth why did he reach over and take it?
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    10-11-2012, 03:33 PM
  #157
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This thread has run it's rather warped lifespan, I think it's time to kiss it goodbye.
     



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