Need help finding the right bit
I have an 8 year old TN Walker that I recently took in. The bit her previous owner was using is actually too small. She needs at least a 5 1/2" mouth piece with a copper roller. She was still in a tom thumb. Any advice as to what this sweet girl needs or what bits do y'all recommend for TN Walkers still in a starter/intermediate bit? And please tell me what website/company where you purchased yours.
Thanks in advance!!:D
Any tack store online or on foot has that size as it's pretty average.
What style do you ride?
I'd start with the stores that let you swap it back/return it if it doesn't work out as horses will like some bits more than others.
English (direct rein) http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack...pe-bits-36522/
Western (side rein) http://www.horseforum.com/horse-tack...pe-bits-69588/
That's some info about the kind of bits out there, good luck!
Oops, yeah forgot to mention, I ride Western. I have looked at several online tack shops and can't find exactly what I'm looking for - either the size will be right, but won't have the roller or will have the roller, but not the right size.... sigh....
Thanks again! I have looked at several online tack shops and am now seeing bits in my sleep, LOL!
Okay I've found "western roller snaffles"
Snaffles (you can get them elsewhere I just did a google search)
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Dee Snaffle Bit with Copper Rollers
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Racing Dee Bit with Copper Rollers
Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Kelly Copper Roller Ring Snaffle
Korsteel Jointed Copper/ Steel Roller Dee - Copper/Aurigan Mouth from SmartPak Equine
Haven't found any curbs with no ports with rollers that aren't extremely harsh or require really soft hands...
I'll keep looking!
Are you just riding for pleasure? If so, then you don't need a specific bit, just something that makes your horse happy and that is soft enough in the horse's mouth for your hands/the way you ride. Our walker goes fine in a snaffle, but has to have a curb for western classes, so we use a short shank low port curb on him and he does fine in that too.
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