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BackwoodsBaby 12-16-2012 07:48 PM

Reviews on,Sweet Iron Short Shank Low Port Training Horse Bit!
 
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SorrelHorse 12-17-2012 06:31 PM

Well, what are you using this bit for? What level of horse and why are you looking into it?

I really can't answer totally, except I am not a fan of solid mouthpieces due to the lack of lateral movement. The only time I do use them is when I have a ridiculously bendy horse who needs a little stiffer of a mouthpiece.

The shanks aren't harsh and the mouthpiece isn't aprticularly either, a little tongue relief but not a lot. Has your hrose ever carried a ported bit before?

BackwoodsBaby 12-17-2012 07:55 PM

i would use it for trail riding and yes she has but medium port and it makes it throw her head so my friend let me try her low port and not once did she run threw it or throw her head. but i like swivel cheeks better and i found this but no real good reviews on it, so i wanted a review before i ever thought of buying it.

Iseul 12-17-2012 07:58 PM

I love the reiners. I have a double joint with a copper roller instead of the ported piece though.
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BackwoodsBaby 12-17-2012 07:59 PM

my horse runs threw almost any kind of bit we have put in her mouth, it takes me a good few mins to get her to stop, even if i bump on the reins she still doesnt respond. a low port seems to be the only thing i get a response out of with her. she barrel races too but i dont how it would work for her.

CLaPorte432 12-17-2012 10:04 PM

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A change in bit isnt going to fix holes in training.
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SorrelHorse 12-17-2012 10:21 PM

Agreed. Fix your brakes before you go looking for a new bit.

Saddlebag 12-18-2012 05:36 PM

The length of the shanks can have a bearing on head tossing.

Iseul 12-18-2012 07:16 PM

Correct me if im wrong, but a low port mouthpiece isnt any harsher than a single jointed mouthpiece. Maybe even easier in the mouth, especially when you have a horse with a low pallet.
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SorrelHorse 12-18-2012 10:41 PM

If I had a horse with a low palate I wouldn't do a single joint or a port at all I would go with a three piece dogbone/lifesaver/french link or a level 1 Myler or Billy Allen.

The mouthpiece itself isn't harsh at all.


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