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post #11 of 23 Old 07-11-2012, 12:52 AM Thread Starter
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I would think that is gonna be one confused horse if you try to rein and chase cans on him...totally different mind set.
Ive seen them do it(: and im just exploring my options:)

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post #12 of 23 Old 07-11-2012, 01:12 AM
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Ive seen them do it(: and im just exploring my options:)
Gotcha!

And yes, I'm sure there are some horses who can do both. I would think it's just not your average horse, though. But then again, you never know when you're going to find that special one!!

Have fun, reining is such a blast. I had just given up wp and gotten started at the entry level of reining when I had to give up horses a bunch of years ago, but I had fun with even that. That is also what I'm wanting to do lightly with Fayde once I get started riding again, reining and western riding at local shows.

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yupp.. after a few weeks or something in reining gettin sunny to flex and ingage using his whole body i migt go back to barrel racing, but who knows.. its good to see what he is good at and what he likes to do:)

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post #14 of 23 Old 07-11-2012, 01:28 AM
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Here is an example of a wide range of reining bits, from training to advanced. I'm not endorsing or recommending any brand or site. But there are lots of pics, descriptions and styles so thought it was a good reference. The bit selection will depend on your horse's sensitivity, training level, and horse's age (snaffle bits can't be used in competition on older horses. Not sure if there is an exception for Green Reiner classes).

Reining Bits

Your Reining trainer will be able to guide you in the right direction.
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I would not reccomend that bit to a beginner. It's very high ported and the spring system (is fantastic) is very easy to over use. I have my gelding in it and holy crap, I have to be gentle but when i am it's great.

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post #17 of 23 Old 07-11-2012, 03:26 PM
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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

A curb bit without a curb chain, is pretty pointless. Please, please, please have someone knowledgeable, who knows you and your horse, help you pick out a bit for reining and a more appropriate, properly outfitted, bit for your barrel racing.
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I would think that is gonna be one confused horse if you try to rein and chase cans on him...totally different mind set.
A lot of people use reining as cross-training for their barrel horses.
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A curb bit without a curb chain, is pretty pointless. Please, please, please have someone knowledgeable, who knows you and your horse, help you pick out a bit for reining and a more appropriate, properly outfitted, bit for your barrel racing.
actually, that bits works wonders for him:) without the chain and everything. he used to not stop now stops on a dime..

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post #20 of 23 Old 07-11-2012, 04:25 PM
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actually, that bits works wonders for him:) without the chain and everything. he used to not stop now stops on a dime..
That still doesn't make it an appropriate bit... nor correctly configured.
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