Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: New England
Posts: 98
• Horses: 0
Good bit for stopping that isn't too harsh

I need suggestions for a bit that will get my horse's attention and stop him. He can be pretty headstrong and stubborn when he wants to be. (I think he was a stallion and gelded late.) I mainly trailride and I love Myler bits. I ride both English and western, so if I find a bit I like, try to get it in both disciplines. Ideas? I don't want anything too harsh.
MoonlightEm is offline  
post #2 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 07:14 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 23,642
• Horses: 0
Training is your answer, not a new bit :)
Mylers are awesome.
Have you had the horse's teeth checked in the last 6 months? Have you had a pro saddle fitter check your saddle within the past 6 months?
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #3 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,324
• Horses: 0
I agree with JDI. A harsher bit is never the answer.
Spirithorse is offline  
post #4 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 10:10 PM
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: MD
Posts: 23,909
• Horses: 2
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt View Post
Training is your answer, not a new bit :)
!!! I agree. Strong bit may do worse in fact.

kitten_Val is offline  
post #5 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 10:28 PM
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 119
• Horses: 0
Less is more. With a headstrong horse, a harsher bit will probably just make him even more mad. I know it does to mine. I ride in a snaffle, because anything else just makes him mad.
jumpwhat007 is offline  
post #6 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 10:37 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 2,577
• Horses: 1
To OP: What is your current bit?

We'll work our way from here.
Sunny06 is offline  
post #7 of 8 Old 09-21-2009, 11:51 PM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 23,642
• Horses: 0
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #8 of 8 Old 09-22-2009, 12:04 AM
Green Broke
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Rochester, New York
Posts: 2,763
• Horses: 1
I agree, a harsher bit is never the answer!

When God Made Horses, He Painted The Good Ones.
"All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day."
Jillyann is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
keeps on stopping!!! dreamrideredc Horse Talk 4 08-26-2009 10:08 PM
is this bit harsh?? savvylover112 Horse Tack and Equipment 13 07-20-2009 09:50 AM
Why use harsh bits? Brighteyes Horse Tack and Equipment 52 07-08-2009 07:25 PM
harsh hackamore? Go The Distance Western Riding 15 06-18-2009 08:19 PM
She's way too harsh! SpiritJordanRivers Horse Training 68 06-07-2009 02:34 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome