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post #1 of 2 Old 07-17-2011, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
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Bits that work

What kind of bit does everyone use for work and shows for western pleasure. I need a low port bit.
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post #2 of 2 Old 07-22-2011, 01:18 PM
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If you're horse isn't into ports (which my horse isn't at all) a mullen would probably be a pretty good fit.
Reinsman Straight Reiner 1/2" Copper Oval Bit
This is what I use to show in. It's really mild and doesn't put any pressure on the tongue.

Another one I really like is this myler bit. Mine doesn't have quite as high of a port... I couldn't find the exact bit. They're really similar though. I haven't rode a horse that didn't go well in this bit.
Myler Ported Mullen Barrel Bit by Toklat

When I work my horse, I tend to stick to just a twisted wire snaffle and some training forks. Though I ride my horse with almost only leg so what's in his mouth does't matter a ton so I like to keep the bit minimal.
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