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    07-09-2012, 03:00 PM
  #1
Foal
What kind of bit..

What kind of bit would this be?

I resently bought it at a tack shop rear by (reins, head stall, and bit for 30$) I know its western, is it a training bit?

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    07-09-2012, 03:17 PM
  #2
Started
Single jointed Argentine snaffle made of stainless steel I believe. Can't tell from this angle but there could be a twist on the mouthpiece so possibly a slow twist (do be careful with those, they can be quite harsh, especially on a curb). Does the mouthpiece have a twist like this bit?
JP Korsteel Slow Twist Full Cheek Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
     
    07-09-2012, 03:22 PM
  #3
Foal
Looks like a long-shanked tom thumb. Be careful with that, it is made only for people with REALLY soft hands.
     
    07-09-2012, 03:47 PM
  #4
Super Moderator
Looks like a "walking horse bit". For gaited horses.
     
    07-09-2012, 04:37 PM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by caseymyhorserocks    
Single jointed Argentine snaffle made of stainless steel I believe. Can't tell from this angle but there could be a twist on the mouthpiece so possibly a slow twist (do be careful with those, they can be quite harsh, especially on a curb). Does the mouthpiece have a twist like this bit?
JP Korsteel Slow Twist Full Cheek Snaffle Bit | Dover Saddlery
Yes it does, it that super bad?
     
    07-09-2012, 05:15 PM
  #6
Foal
I wouldn't use it, if I were you.
What is your horse going in now?
     
    07-09-2012, 05:20 PM
  #7
Trained
I wouldn't use those bits...

If you are looking for a bit for a senior horse who is up in the bridle, I would highly suggest a Billy Allen shank bit.
     
    07-09-2012, 05:25 PM
  #8
Green Broke
Why don't you guys like those bits?
     
    07-09-2012, 05:29 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Tom Thumbs or similar bits with long shanks can be really harsh on the mouth. Bits with shanks and mouth pieces like that are for very experienced horses and riders with extremely soft hands. They can cause alot of damage in the wrong hands.
     
    07-09-2012, 05:55 PM
  #10
Trained
Tom thumbs have a single jointed mouthpiece with uses the "Nutcracker" effect to pinch the tongue and then has straight board shanks which give absolutely no warning to the horse between signals whatsoever...In a nutshell, it's just not a nice bit.
     

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