New (to me) Bit!!!!!!
I got this super cool, fancy bit at a tack sale last weekend and I want some opinions on it. I'm debating using it on my horse. It is an antique, real silver show bit that I got for cheap. At first I thought it would look cool on display or hung on the wall with my other collection of antique bits and spurs. But it would look snazzy on my western pleasure/ reining horse. But it has quite the curve and shank on it and I was wondering if it would be ok to use...
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Wow, nice find. The only thing I don't like about it is that it appears the outer edges of the mouthpiece are squared and that would make it a little harsher than if it was round, but if your horse is well trained and you have soft hands, I see no reason at all why you couldn't use it.
That's what I was thinking. I don't want that curve to dig into the roof of her mouth. I might test it out...
That port is nowhere near tall enough to really affect the palate, especially if the curb chain is adjusted correctly. :D
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No problem. I am assuming, though, that your horse does neck rein. Am I correct?
If he/she doesn't neck rein, then, no, I wouldn't try to use this bit.
Yes. All of my horses have been trained to neck rein.
Wow, what a find! Obviously only use it as a curb bit, no direct reining and minimal contact. Try shining the silver up with toothpaste.
You decide you dont want it I would defently ride my WP gelding in it. I would take it off your hands. For a profit to you.
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