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BaileyJo 01-26-2012 06:56 PM

Good English bit?
 
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Which bit do you use? I use a Myler Level 1 Loose Snaffle for dressage and I think it is time to move up. Any suggestions?

This is what I am currently using.

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jumanji321 01-26-2012 09:04 PM

What do you mean move up? If your horse is doing well in that bit, why change it?

Allison Finch 01-26-2012 09:12 PM

I like the concept of that bit. I would, personally, go with a much thicker mouthpiece. That one is mighty thin, making it a bit tougher.

tinyliny 01-26-2012 09:16 PM

You can always try the true double jointed snaffle, such as a french link type. I am a die hard KK ultra fan

http://www.doversaddlery.com/images/l/0001356.jpg

BaileyJo 01-26-2012 11:15 PM

I have the KK ultra and it is much thicker. Problem is that it was bought for my previous horse and is probably a good 3/4" too big for her mouth. How big of a no-no would it be to use that with her?

She's not going that great in that Myler. I wish she was. But I think it's time to change it up and try something else.

kitten_Val 01-26-2012 11:20 PM

I used KK on my paint, but she surprisingly liked Mikmar more (and Mikmar is the only one my qh seems to be pretty happy about). BTW, neither of them liked Myler bit.

3/4 more is way too much IMHO.

tinyliny 01-26-2012 11:28 PM

Can you explain why you think this myler bit might not be good anymore?

MoodIndigo 01-26-2012 11:32 PM

I've loved the KK Ultra in the past. I'm trying to save money to get one again. Right now I'm using a Happy mouth loose ring-not jointed-with a peanut roller, for both dressage and jumping, and he likes it just fine. :) (he has a really soft mouth, it's hard not to over-bit him.)

http://www.justforponies.com/product...RollerRing.jpg

Skyseternalangel 01-26-2012 11:44 PM

I use an eggbutt snaffle

http://www.saddlerack.co.uk/images/_...3357782000.jpg

When I get back, we are going to try a different bit. For now, he's fine in this one.

BaileyJo 01-26-2012 11:57 PM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 1328467)
Can you explain why you think this myler bit might not be good anymore?

Bailey has been in training for about three weeks now and rides great with my trainer. Although I'm not as good as he is, with me she braces against me and doesn't respect my Myler bit. He uses a slow twist and she is perfect. I don't want to use that but I do think I need to change up from my current bit.


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