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barrelbeginner 07-09-2012 05:27 PM

for reining?!? what bit do you use?
 
im getting into reining.. what type of bit is the best type and what not? i would love to hear good and bad bit types:) thanks

SorrelHorse 07-09-2012 05:35 PM

I personally love and show all my horses in Billy Allen bits for reining/western horsemanship classes.

enh817 07-09-2012 05:40 PM

Bits should be selected based on the horse.

What bit is your horse currently going in?

barrelbeginner 07-09-2012 05:55 PM

im not sure exactly let me look on the interent.. i had him in a thomb thumb bit. but not anymore
http://premierproductsonline.com/Mer...Dollar_Bit.jpg

sorta like this one with out the chain underneth it

SorrelHorse 07-09-2012 05:58 PM

Why exactly would you put him in a combination gag bit with twisted mouthpieces..? That bit is made for barrel racers, it is not legal for reining.

COWCHICK77 07-09-2012 06:07 PM

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The bit you choose depends on your horses training level, what he is happy working in and what your hands can handle.

barrelbeginner 07-09-2012 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by SorrelHorse (Post 1589008)
Why exactly would you put him in a combination gag bit with twisted mouthpieces..? That bit is made for barrel racers, it is not legal for reining.


I have been barrel racing on him:)

spurstop 07-09-2012 10:11 PM

Your trainer should help you select a bit for you horse.

franknbeans 07-09-2012 11:39 PM

^^ Slight correction. Your REINING trainer should help you choose your bit and it will change as the training progresses. The bit they start in is not usually what they are in when finished, altho it can be. There are WAY too many variables for someone here to even attempt to tell you.

And that gag-chain thing-Nope-never in reining.

FaydesMom 07-11-2012 12:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SorrelHorse
Why exactly would you put him in a combination gag bit with twisted mouthpieces..? That bit is made for barrel racers, it is not legal for reining.

Quote:

Originally Posted by barrelbeginner (Post 1589240)
I have been barrel racing on him:)

I would think that is gonna be one confused horse if you try to rein and chase cans on him...totally different mind set.


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