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Skyseternalangel 04-28-2012 09:00 PM

Which bit?
 
So my horse's mouth is 5 1/4 so he requires at least a 5 3/4 size. That size is hard to find, so I can't get the bit I had originally wanted but I did find these two:

http://www.doversaddlery.com/images/xl/0010177.jpg
AlBaCon French Link Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery

http://www.doversaddlery.com/st%C3%B...t/p/X1-010432/http://www.doversaddlery.com/images/xl/0010432.jpg
Stübben Sweet Copper Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery

Does anyone have any experience with these two bits? Which one would you prefer? Money doesn't matter.. just want a happy horse.

caseymyhorserocks 04-28-2012 10:35 PM

Well- I am a huge fan of myler bits and I assume you want a double jointed snaffle so I would recommend this bit:
MYLER LOOSE RING FRENCH LINK SNAFFLE 5IN SS MB10-Big Dee's Tack & Vet Supply
I have never actually tried the bit I showed you, but again I really love Mylers and they are well made bits. The bit I personally LOVE is:
Myler Bit
And I have never tried any of those bits you showed.

Skyseternalangel 04-28-2012 11:03 PM

Thanks for your honesty Casey, neither have I LOL but I do like the bits that you linked!

The first one is very similar to the AlBaCon French Link one that I posted.

Ellieandrose 04-29-2012 12:04 AM

I personally like the second one, I have had experience with it and horses I've had it on feel fairly relaxed and the the thicker the bars actually are less harsh and the obviously the thiner they are the harsher they are but they are still softer then a regular snaffle. But that is just my opinion and every horse if completely different with bits, you just have to experiment! :)

Skyseternalangel 04-29-2012 12:16 AM

Yeah I really like that one too. It looks like it'd feel nicer in MY mouth, so nicer in my horse's mouth too lol! Though they are VERY similar in thicknesses and the first is more uniform thickness rather than slightly narrower closer to the link.

What I have decided is to try the first one, and if he doesn't love it then try the second.. and if he doesn't love that one then keep on trying different bits until we find one. But I think he'll like this bit that I've ordered.


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Originally Posted by Ellieandrose (Post 1477387)
I personally like the second one, I have had experience with it and horses I've had it on feel fairly relaxed and the the thicker the bars actually are less harsh and the obviously the thiner they are the harsher they are but they are still softer then a regular snaffle. But that is just my opinion and every horse if completely different with bits, you just have to experiment! :)


tinyliny 04-29-2012 12:50 AM

I have used the Abacon. It's a very nice bit for the price.

Skyseternalangel 04-29-2012 01:13 AM

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Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 1477495)
I have used the Abacon. It's a very nice bit for the price.

Thanks Tinyliny :) As a loose ring too? I don't have any experience with this kind of ring but no eggbutt rings had his size.

tinyliny 04-29-2012 01:35 AM

i have always used loose rings in dressage. don't know why. just got started on that. some horses do better some not. It is said that the loose ring gives the horse less to brace against, and theoretically, no matter where the horse puts his head, the ring should swivel to keep the hand to bit mouthpiece line straight.

I really love the KK ultra . it's my all time fav bit. I spent 110 to get one in 6 inch size for zulu.

tinyliny 04-29-2012 01:36 AM

heres one you might like, though it's a bit thick in the mouthpiece

Sprenger KK Ultra horse bit horse/warmblood/draft 5 3/4 inches | eBay

or, my preference:

http://www.doversaddlery.com/herm-sp...it/p/X1-01354/

Skyseternalangel 04-29-2012 01:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tinyliny (Post 1477557)
heres one you might like, though it's a bit thick in the mouthpiece
or, my preference:

Herm Sprenger KK Ultra Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery

Maybe I can find someone with the same bit size and borrow it.. hmm. Or I could pay 110 for it, try it.. see if it works and if not, return it (since Dover rocks)

Gave me a lot to think about. Thanks!


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