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post #21 of 32 Old 09-07-2009, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Where could I find a bit like this , low port with swivel shanks? Is there a website or should I hit the tack stores?
I have found a Billy Allen that I may buy ...Just trying to decide which may be the best one to try.

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post #22 of 32 Old 09-07-2009, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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I actually found this bit from the tack outlet , I just traced the pic back to that website so I think I am going to try it ..thanks for all the info everyone : )

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post #23 of 32 Old 09-08-2009, 01:38 AM
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I was thinking of trying this one it is 6" cheeks BitLogic from classic equine and I also looking for curb (low port)
Hmm, I dont really know though...would the Bitlogic bit be the same idea of the tom thumb?

This is the type of bit I use to transition from a snaffle. Remember that they are all "curb" bits because they work off the curb chain under the horses jaw rather they have a high port or low port or snaffle mouth if it has shanks it's a curb bit. After you get him in a curb bit don't be afraid of a higher port as a next step. The higher port helps with vertical flexion and is often more comfortable for the horse.
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post #24 of 32 Old 09-08-2009, 08:04 AM
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I just tranisitioned my mare as well for training WP. I use a Billy Allen bit and it has been wonderful for her transition.

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post #25 of 32 Old 09-08-2009, 09:10 AM
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The ported bit you are looking to get is a really nice bit, IMHO. I ordered it from that site when I needed another bit and it works wonderfully. It is very balanced and mild for an excellent price. Good luck and I hope you are as fortunate with it as I have been.

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post #26 of 32 Old 09-15-2009, 12:14 PM
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I have my eye on the below bit, via Ebay. Any opinions on this Billy Allen? Would it make a good transition bit from a TT? Of course it has long shanks and not too sure about that??

Black Steel Show Bit Billy Allen Snaffle 3 Piece - eBay (item 270453834657 end time Sep-15-09 11:19:56 PDT)

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post #27 of 32 Old 09-15-2009, 12:21 PM
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here is a good website for billy allen bits
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Was there a link?

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here is a good website for billy allen bits
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post #29 of 32 Old 09-15-2009, 12:24 PM
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opps forgot to add the link
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post #30 of 32 Old 09-15-2009, 12:31 PM
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OMG! What a selection! Now I have no idea which one to even choose haha!! I know that I cannot afford more than $40 for a bit though.
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