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post #11 of 15 Old 07-07-2009, 10:56 PM
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As I posted, the only thing I did like is the ratio, otherwise the ridges on the mouth piece which will act on his bars, and the gag action are both features that make it much less then "tender"

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post #12 of 15 Old 07-09-2009, 07:34 PM
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I would use the smoothe bars ;) I hate twisted wire.
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post #13 of 15 Old 07-10-2009, 09:29 AM Thread Starter
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Cat, where did you find the bit that you pictured? The one with the movable shanks or end pieces.
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post #14 of 15 Old 07-11-2009, 01:50 PM
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Reinsman Short Shank Curb Bits @
Bit #441

You can probably find a used one on ebay or - and I'm sure if you look you can find an off-brand version of it.

And I know some pelham purists are going to jump all over me for suggesting this, but unless you are showing, you could get away with a mullen-mouth short-shanked pelham. Just use the bottom ring to create a similar action as the colt bit. You can find the pelhams on e-bay pretty cheap.

Pelham with mullen mouth bit; - eBay (item 220449007957 end time Jul-14-09 15:56:22 PDT)

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Thank you!
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