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post #11 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 03:09 PM
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I have a french link that is thicker than the one posted in the picture here. I would rank that as a 1.
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post #12 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 04:20 PM
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The second one is a slow twist D ring bit ..I believe its a D ring.
They are used to inflict more pain.Bits that are twisted can sometimes harm the mouth. A lot of people use twist bits for training young horse who don't want to cooraperate( I think I spelled that wrong). It can sometimes cause the mouth to bleed.
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post #13 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I don't belive that that twisted bit has a severe enough twist to do that much damage. Or at least if you don't pull and yank as hard as you can?
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post #14 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of bit would you rate as a 10??
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post #15 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 06:35 PM
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A bicycle chain.....yes, they are out there.


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post #16 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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A bicycle chain.....yes, they are out there.

I've heard of a bicycle chain bit... those sound bad...
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post #17 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 08:00 PM
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post #18 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 08:27 PM
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oh wow a bike chain bit!!! can you spell
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post #19 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 08:37 PM
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I'm usually of the opinion that a bit is only as harsh as the hands on the reins and that a good bit needs to be able to be a 1 or a 10 as the situation demands. I have no problem with twisted bits if used properly. I see no reason behind the chain bit although if it didn't have the jagged teeth I would be a much milder bit. I try to stay away from bits that are derived from broken down machinery. Barrel racers use some bits that look like they are made out of spare parts from a motorcycle shop and that, to me, is a sign of very poor horsemanship.

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post #20 of 38 Old 01-27-2010, 08:41 PM
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I have no idea what dipwad would use that 'mule/draft' bit, but it's certainly ridiculous.

Despite the mouth piece, a bit is only as harsh as the hands that hold it. Save for the stupid bit posted above 8|

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Barrel racers use some bits that look like they are made out of spare parts from a motorcycle shop and that, to me, is a sign of very poor horsemanship.
Not to mention you need a **** map to figure out wtf goes where - but there's always one in every discipline, not just gamers.


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