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post #1 of 23 Old 07-09-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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for reining?!? what bit do you use?

im getting into reining.. what type of bit is the best type and what not? I would love to hear good and bad bit types:) thanks

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post #2 of 23 Old 07-09-2012, 04:35 PM
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I personally love and show all my horses in Billy Allen bits for reining/western horsemanship classes.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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Bits should be selected based on the horse.

What bit is your horse currently going in?
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post #4 of 23 Old 07-09-2012, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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im not sure exactly let me look on the interent.. I had him in a thomb thumb bit. But not anymore
http://premierproductsonline.com/Mer...Dollar_Bit.jpg

Sorta like this one with out the chain underneth it

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Why exactly would you put him in a combination gag bit with twisted mouthpieces..? That bit is made for barrel racers, it is not legal for reining.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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The bit you choose depends on your horses training level, what he is happy working in and what your hands can handle.

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Why exactly would you put him in a combination gag bit with twisted mouthpieces..? That bit is made for barrel racers, it is not legal for reining.

I have been barrel racing on him:)

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Your trainer should help you select a bit for you horse.
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^^ Slight correction. Your REINING trainer should help you choose your bit and it will change as the training progresses. The bit they start in is not usually what they are in when finished, altho it can be. There are WAY too many variables for someone here to even attempt to tell you.

And that gag-chain thing-Nope-never in reining.

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Why exactly would you put him in a combination gag bit with twisted mouthpieces..? That bit is made for barrel racers, it is not legal for reining.
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I have been barrel racing on him:)
I would think that is going to be one confused horse if you try to rein and chase cans on him...totally different mind set.

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