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post #1 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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is this bit harsh??

my friend has this bit but with 2 hooks NWT Myler Eggbutt comfort snaffle bit 5" msrp $85 (item 280372336731 end time 22-Jul-09 18:43:17 BST)

and she was wondering if it is harsh or soft because she has it but hasnt used it yet and wants to change her bit??????
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Looks pretty mild to me. I'd like to have a Myler comfort snaffle too.

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post #3 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 11:45 AM
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It doesnt look that harsh. But I could be wrong.......

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post #4 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 12:05 PM
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i have always wondered... if these 'snaffles' have hooks on them, wouldn't they be considered a leverage bit?? is it because myler makes them that they aren't? :s

what would be the propose of these hooks if it wasn't a leverage bit?
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The purpose of the hooks is to give you more "lift" but not really leverage. Does that make sense? It's not a harsh bit at all (unless the rider makes it harsh) and the hooks are really suited for a horse with more training. The Myler comfort snaffle I have does not have hooks, I simply use that bit for trail riding with my slobber straps and mecate reins.
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ok thanks guys i dont really know anything about bits other then snaffle bits so i just stick to them but we were cleaning out my friends tack room and she found it and she has no access to the internet so i said i would ask around and see wat it is like so thank you everyone i will get back to her now and tell her. she is coming over to my house to ride in the arena today!!!
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post #7 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 02:04 PM
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Doesn't look bad to me...but then any bit can become harsh in a rider's hands...sooooooo! Anyway!

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post #8 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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well she does have very light hands lol
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post #9 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 05:18 PM
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It's a very nice bit from what I know. I'd love to try one myself, but they are expensive. Some people on this forum (I believe appylover is one of them) have same or similar bits and always said only good things about it.

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post #10 of 14 Old 07-18-2009, 07:54 PM
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I held one in my hands before, (without the hooks) and it has kind of a different action to the "joint." Does it basically function like a snaffle minus the "pinching" potential? It's too pricey for me to buy one new, but I was trying to do some research to see if it's worth watching eBay for one cheaper. The Myler web site wasn't terribly helpful as far as describing the difference.

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