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post #1 of 4 Old 05-22-2020, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
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Any difference between these bits?

Hi,
I'm looking at the two bits. They are really similar, but before I go forward, is there really much of any difference between them that you can see?

Dee ring with copper roller
https://www.ebay.com/itm/D-Ring-Dog-...QAAOSwYSFeyBud

Sweet iron Dee ring with copper roller
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Horse-Sweet...DZYwbfw5MqISgQ

I ride him in the same bog bone with copper roller with a full cheek that he likes and I just need the same thing with a D ring for showing. One of the D rings is more square which I don't like the look of as much as the more curved one, but will the sweet iron make any discernible difference in your opinion? I think one is 5' and the other is 4 3/4', I think he would be good in either one. The 5' was a little big last time I measured, but I'll measure again today since he's grown a little bit all around.
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Bit #2 is a half inch narrower. Otherwise, not much difference.
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post #3 of 4 Old 05-22-2020, 10:10 PM
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The center links of the bits are put on differently. The roller bit has the fixed ring making up the joint perpendicular to the D and the ring bit has the fixed ring parallel to the D.

Will your horse care? That depends on your horse. But as the owner of the pickiest horse on earth about bits, he would DEFINITELY notice that difference between them.

What position is the fixed ring on the bit you are currently using?
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post #4 of 4 Old 05-23-2020, 02:56 AM Thread Starter
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The center links of the bits are put on differently. The roller bit has the fixed ring making up the joint perpendicular to the D and the ring bit has the fixed ring parallel to the D.

Will your horse care? That depends on your horse. But as the owner of the pickiest horse on earth about bits, he would DEFINITELY notice that difference between them.

What position is the fixed ring on the bit you are currently using?
Awesome! This is really helpful, as I wouldn't have noticed. I'll check it out tomorrow.
I'm not sure if it will make a difference for him.
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