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southernhorsegirl 02-22-2013 08:51 PM

Is there ever a good reason for this bit?
Is there ever a good reason to put a horse in a twisted wire/shanked sidepull combination? I can see no good reason for it, but I know others disagree.

jumanji321 02-22-2013 08:57 PM

You mean a combination bit?

southernhorsegirl 02-22-2013 09:06 PM

yes it's a combination with the twisted wire snaffle attatched to the shanks of the sidepull

texasgal 02-22-2013 09:07 PM

Welcome to the forum ....

jumanji321 02-22-2013 09:18 PM

Like the one below? Just so you know, a sidepull works off of direct pressure so they don't have shanks. They are called combination bits because they are a mix of a hackamore and a bit.

southernhorsegirl 02-22-2013 09:42 PM

yes exactly like that

Phly 02-22-2013 09:50 PM

I actually like combos.
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bhorselover 02-23-2013 12:45 AM

there used alot by barrel racers I dont personally use it on my horse because he doesn't need that much of a bit but some horses run awesome with them.

Ray MacDonald 02-23-2013 12:55 AM

It is a high voltage bit... I prefer to train my horses to go in something a lot lighter but some people can use it to be very gentle to the horse. It all depends on the hands of the rider.

BarrelRacer23 02-23-2013 11:03 AM

I've used them. They are not as harsh as they may look, especially with light hands. They work of mainly nose pressure, the bit is a gag it slides and won't engage right away.
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