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justjump 03-15-2012 09:17 AM

What does this bit do?
 
Hi there :)

I was thinking about trying this bit on my horse but I don't know what it does? What's its purpose? Is it strong? Mild?

I'm fascinated with bits and how they work! I just wish I knew more about them, haha :)
http://www.horsetackinternational.com/images/240985-loose-ring-wire-bit.jpg
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VT Trail Trotters 03-15-2012 01:36 PM

http://www.horsetackinternational.co...g-wire-bit.jpg
And its a Single Twisted Wire bit, Even harsher than the slow twist, it uses pain to get the horse to “pay attention.” The single joint crackerjacks on the tongue, the twist irritates and hurts the lips. Thats what i found on it.

justjump 03-15-2012 05:50 PM

Wow really? It doesn't look very harsh! My friend uses it on her really easy going horse who could probably go around just the same without a bit or a regular snaffle, that's why I was wondering :)

chandra1313 03-15-2012 06:05 PM

Hi if your friends horse could go with a softer bit then why doesn't she use it.

Allison Finch 03-15-2012 06:39 PM

VERY harsh bit. Sorry, but I wouldn't have it in my tack room. There is nothing that needs to be done, that couldn't be done with better training and better riding. Bits like that are never necessary, IMO.

jumanji321 03-15-2012 06:51 PM

I hate twisted wire bits, they can easily dull any horse's mouth.

justjump 03-15-2012 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by chandra1313 (Post 1409598)
Hi if your friends horse could go with a softer bit then why doesn't she use it.

I honestly don't understand why she does most of the things she does.. She's one of "those" if you catch my drift :/
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justjump 03-15-2012 09:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Allison Finch (Post 1409653)
VERY harsh bit. Sorry, but I wouldn't have it in my tack room. There is nothing that needs to be done, that couldn't be done with better training and better riding. Bits like that are never necessary, IMO.

Wow really? I never knew that, I always had the impression that twisted wires were more on the mild side compared to other bits! Thank you for letting me know :)
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usandpets 03-15-2012 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Allison Finch (Post 1409653)
VERY harsh bit. Sorry, but I wouldn't have it in my tack room. There is nothing that needs to be done, that couldn't be done with better training and better riding. Bits like that are never necessary, IMO.

Yes they can be harsh but so can whips, crops and spurs. They all can be used correctly to correct and refine too.
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equiniphile 03-15-2012 10:15 PM

That's one of those bits that belongs in a display case on the wall, not near a horse's mouth ;-)


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