yet another bit question (KK Ultra)
Yet another bitting question for you...has anyone ever tried/heard of/had experiences with the KK Ultra bit made in Germany? I went to the tack shop just to browse bits, as I want to keep my boy in a snaffle, but wanted just a tiny bit more control. The girls sales pitch was very good and it sounds like a great bit (it's double jointed in the middle to apply more even pressure on the tongue than the traditional single split snaffle) but at $140 CAN I'd like to get some feedback before I spend that kind of cash (remember, no money, all spent on horse :) Thanks!:D
Herm Sprenger KK Ultra's are my absolute favorite bit! The majority of the horses I ride love it and go very nicely in it and if I remember correctly the Spanish Riding school start their stallions with these bits. While it may not be enough bit for a hotter more powerful horse it's just fine for most, even those with a very sensitive mouth. They are expensive but I've been able to find most of mine (loose rings) on ebay or tacktrader.com for about $60-75. Exept for the D rings or full cheeks, those are always more! I'd recommend this bit to just about anyone!
oh wonderful! I found a few on ebay, and it turns out my local tack shop rents them on a weekly basis. I rented one and now I can't wait to try it out, I think my little guy is going to love it (he has a white face and very soft mouth, which apparently go hand in hand?) Thanks for the reply, any others more than welcome!
there is a JP bit that has a lozenge and double joints, with copper alloy surface. US $29. It only comes in one diameter, and is close to the thicker KK. I switched to this, and it made a world of difference with one horse that had been on a standard snaffle. It also comes in an eggbutt.
JP Korsteel Oval Mouth Copper Loose Ring Horse Bit - Dover Saddlery.
wow, they look the same and what a price difference! Do you think the KK is so expensive because it's imported, what's the deal?
I LOVE the KK Ultra. It's the most amazing bit I have ever put in my horse's mouth. She absolutely loves it and is much softer in the bridle with it. I have a knockoff (just a french link with the same material) for my smaller mare and it works pretty much the same, although I do feel some difference.
If you can afford one, go for it! you won't regret it!
I don't know how old it is, but Jordan uses a KK Ultra Universal and it looks like it's in good shape.
It's a great bit. However if you can't afford the KK, definitely get the JP by Korsteel bit that was posted. I have that bit and my horse loves it!
I think I may just bite the bullet and buy the KK....the reviews are very positive, plus I have a gift certificate that has been burning a hole in my pocket for ages. It all depends on how our ride goes tomorrow, I'll update. Wish me luck please!
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