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post #11 of 13 Old 07-29-2013, 10:10 PM
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I usually alternate between a rounded port correction bit as has been posted here and this bit with a low square port and its jointed all the way through so it pretty much collapses in your hand and my horse works very very well in it, it's very good for picking up a shoulder and it can be used two handed because of all the joints, it makes it wormy.

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post #12 of 13 Old 08-03-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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I just bought one similar to the picture beau159 posted. I may post again when I get it and have used it on him. This will probably be just a training bit that I use with my old bit. Thanks for the help!
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post #13 of 13 Old 09-14-2014, 08:15 PM
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This thread is over a year old, but in case anyone comes here, be advised so you don't have to learn the expensive way. There are two types of correction bit. The inverted "U" shaped mouthpiece is popular, but it DOES NOT move in all directions as suggested by one poster. For this you would need a hinged bit, i.e. a square-shaped port. This allows you to lift the rein on one side and only one side of the shank goes up. Try this when shopping. The shanks go up in unison because the "U" doesn't split in the middle. Myler (or Toklat, if you want to save some money by buying the approved Myler 'rip off' maker) makes ever lower ported bits that have a metal tube in the middle that holds the two sides together, thereby allowing rider to life only one shoulder or the other. Check this out for yourself before spending $70+ every time, trying to find the right tool. Good luck!
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