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jumanji321 01-09-2013 10:18 PM

Opinions on this bit please!
 
So I just bought this bit hoping I would have found the Francois Gauthier futurity bit that everyone on here likes. Unfortunately, someone else must have had the same idea because it wasn't there when I went. :( However, I did find another Francois Gauthier bit with a similar mouthpiece, but different shanks. Would it be similar even though the shanks and purchases are different in length?

(Sorry for the image size)
Bit I wanted to buy:

http://rockinytack.com/yahoo_site_ad...215112_std.jpg

Bit I ended up buying:

http://rockinytack.com/yahoo_site_ad...223640_std.jpg

jumanji321 01-10-2013 04:05 PM

Bump !

COWCHICK77 01-10-2013 10:05 PM

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It wouldn't be different if the proportion between purchase and shank is the same. Personally I like the second one better anyhow :)
However there is a chance of the second bit pinching.

jumanji321 01-10-2013 11:24 PM

Thank you! I check to see where it might pinch! I think they have the same ratio as the one I got has a longer purchase. I think it's 1:2, but I didn't actually measure it.

jumanji321 01-11-2013 12:31 AM

Oh and would you mind telling me why you prefer the second one please?

COWCHICK77 01-11-2013 12:38 AM

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Originally Posted by jumanji321 (Post 1838999)
Oh and would you mind telling me why you prefer the second one please?

Haha, purely cosmetic :D
But those style of cheeks are handy for a horse that lips the bit.

jumanji321 01-11-2013 02:21 AM

Haha, I agree. My horse isn't mouthy, but you never know if I might have to use it on one that is!


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