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:
AlBaCon French Link Loose Ring Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
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.
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:
And I have never tried any of those bits you showed.
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.
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! :)
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.
I have used the Abacon. It's a very nice bit for the price.
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.
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:
Gave me a lot to think about. Thanks!
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