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post #1 of 3 Old 05-03-2010, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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Bit, Bit and more bit

Ok 10yr old QH used his entire life barrell racing. i bought him and we do trail rides. He was always rode in a tom thump by last owner. I bring him home and ride in D ring snaffle and he does not respond well to me at all. He will but it seems like i have to be all up in his face and i DO NOT like this at all. He does not like tounge pressure and i like to ride two handed and direct rein ( he does neck rein) . We are working in a round pen and trying to collect and slow him down seems how he thinks life is a big race. So my question if this was your horse what bit would you use and what things would you be working on?

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post #2 of 3 Old 05-03-2010, 01:12 PM
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I would switch him back to the tom thumb. If it was something he was used to, maybe he just likes it better. The D ring snaffle is a pretty easy bit and the tom thumb has a 'curb' action and puts pressure on the poll. If he learned all his commands through the TT then he probably wont understand when you ask with the snaffle.
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post #3 of 3 Old 05-03-2010, 01:16 PM
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Sidepull may be if he'll be easy to handle? If not, I'd just keep him in tt. If you keep a loose rein and have gentle hands, I don't see the problem with it.

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