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ARTEMISBLOSSOM 05-23-2012 01:15 PM

Looking for a bit
 
I am looking for a short shanked mullen mouth or low port curb bit. I cant seem to find any. Has anyone seen one of these anywhere on line that I could order? A friend has one that I tried on my appy and he seems to be very responsive and happy with it, unfortunately she wont consider selling or loaning it so i am trying to find one of my own. He was being ridden in a mullen mouth driving bit when I got him because the previous owner couldn't find one of these bits either. I talked to the lady i bought him from and also his previous owner before her and both said he doesnt like snaffles so I havent bothered to try him with one. Right now I am using a kimberwick on him but thats a loaner as well and if i have a choice I will buy a western type bit over the kimberwick because i ride western.

poppy1356 05-23-2012 03:30 PM

Well, I am not sure where to find the bit you are talking about but I love Myler bits. They are expensive but my mare hates snaffles to the point of being dangerous so she has a level 1 comfort snaffle like the one below. They come in level 1,2 or 3. I am sure you can find a different brand with the same concept for cheaper.

http://www.kotrading.com/ProductImag...89_11035sm.jpg

COWCHICK77 05-23-2012 03:39 PM

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I am looking for a short shanked mullen mouth or low port curb bit. I cant seem to find any. Has anyone seen one of these anywhere on line that I could order? A friend has one that I tried on my appy and he seems to be very responsive and happy with it, unfortunately she wont consider selling or loaning it so i am trying to find one of my own. He was being ridden in a mullen mouth driving bit when I got him because the previous owner couldn't find one of these bits either. I talked to the lady i bought him from and also his previous owner before her and both said he doesnt like snaffles so I havent bothered to try him with one. Right now I am using a kimberwick on him but thats a loaner as well and if i have a choice I will buy a western type bit over the kimberwick because i ride western.

I know what bit your talking about. Like a John Israel knock off. A john Israel right now goes for $250+ if you can find someone who will sell it to you! A lot of cutters like that style too, I found some knock offs at the NCHA futurity last winter. But I can't remember who was selling them. Let me think about it a little more...
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COWCHICK77 05-23-2012 04:25 PM

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Try KO Trading, they have almost 1500 bits, they most likely will have a short shanked mullen.
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Selene Mia 05-23-2012 04:32 PM

Advice
 
I never agreed with bits for horses and tried to use them as little as possible. HOwever, I know little about the correct bridle to use so any tips, info and handy hints would be hugely appreciated.

Kind regards

Selene UK

smrobs 05-23-2012 04:33 PM

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Reiner WIde Port Swivel Shank Bit

Saddles Tack Horse Supplies - ChickSaddlery.com Francois Gauthier Antique Hinged Futurity Bit

796- Reinsman 7" Steel Reiner Billy Allen Mouth

http://www.amazon.com/Breed-Sweetwater-Mullen-Trainning-Horse/dp/B0053EQS0Y/ref=sr_1_105?ie=UTF8&qid=1337801445&sr=8-105
http://www.amazon.com/Myler-06-HBT-Shank-5-Inch/dp/B000U7ZQ1Q/ref=sr_1_9?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1337801566&sr=1-9
http://www.amazon.com/Sweet-Short-Shank-Training-Horse/dp/B004LPR134/ref=sr_1_13?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1337801566&sr=1-13

ARTEMISBLOSSOM 05-23-2012 05:19 PM

thanks for all the replies I found the exact bit on one of the websites provided. I am thrilled!!! I can get it either with a sweet iron or copper mouth......which do you think horses prefer??

smrobs 05-23-2012 07:42 PM

Personally, I really like a sweet iron with copper inlays. That way, you get the best of both worlds, but if it's one or the other, I would probably choose the sweet iron.


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