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morganshow11 08-06-2009 12:36 PM

Effects of bit to small or to big?
What are the effects, and will it hurt the horse

Jillyann 08-06-2009 12:38 PM

im sure in some way it would hurt the horse, but i am not 100% sure.

Spastic_Dove 08-06-2009 12:39 PM

The bit will not put pressure on the places is was ment to and will not give the correct signals to the horse. Small bits can pinch and big bits can be too loose and knock around on their teeth. For a bit to be used how it is made to be used, it must fit.

mls 08-06-2009 12:40 PM

Too small will pinch.

Too large will be sloppy and not give the correct cues to the horse.

masatisan 08-06-2009 12:51 PM

A little like wearring the wrong size shoes for a person, too small and it's very uncomfortable and painful, too big and it makes it hard to do things without having something else getting in the way.

morganshow11 08-06-2009 01:08 PM

Oh ok that makes sence. thanks!

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