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post #1 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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My new bit...

Ok since all of you told me to get a snaffle i got one:) This is the last bit i am buying for a while, cuz i have spent alot of money on bits so yeah.
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post #2 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 07:35 PM
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looks good!
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 07:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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Woot Woot!! lol
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Oh i have a question. That si 5 1/2 and clippy is a 5''. Will it bother him for it to be a half inch bigger?
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A bit should always be a quarter of an inch longer on each side of the horse's mouth. So... this one should fit perfect, but check it in Clippy's mouth just in case. Glad to see you got a snaffle!! :)

You'll have to tell us how Clippy goes in it and update us with some new pictures.
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post #6 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 08:07 PM
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it may bother him or it may not.
I'd really suggest getting him the 5" but if you cannot right now, you can get bit guards that will make the bit smaller.

Its like wearing a shoe that's 1/2 a size too big. some people it bothers, others it wont. Well not exactly the same, but similar.
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post #7 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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OK thanks:) i can't wait to try it out on him:)))
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 09:22 PM
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Some horses love a single joint bit, others hate them. See how he goes in it, if he doesn't like it you might want to try a double joint.

Having a bit that is too big is a problem, as it creates a different angle of contact on the mouth, I would suggest getting the correct size asap.

It is MUCH better than the bits you've been using on Clippy, I'm sure he will appreciate it.


PLEASE get his teeth checked when you can as well.
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We have already got his teeth checked a few weeks ago, and a whole body check. The vet said his teeth are fine-no wolf teeth
and he is 100% sound and healthy:)!!!!!
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post #10 of 13 Old 05-20-2009, 11:35 PM
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Congrats on the vet check and the new bit! It's shiny and pretty! I agree with JDI though, make sure to get it sized properly.

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