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post #21 of 38 Old 11-02-2008, 01:21 PM
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I had my first ride in my new Easy Trek bridle today (exactly the same as Dr Cook's but cheaper). I have to say I was a little unsure of what my horse might do because she can be an absolute nightmare sometimes. Never the less I got on and I loved it! We rode down the carpark and onto the common where I keep her, it's about 90 acres and has about 40 horses roaming it. She had about 5 minutes of wanting to trot and getting a bit joggy, I think this was because she suddenly realised she had no bit in her mouth, but then she settled right down and was really relaxed. At no point did I feel as though I had lost control and I walked, trotted and cantered her. This may not sound much but my mare can be very spooky and unpredictable when she is ridden out without another horse. I think the main thing I noticed was that if she looked at something she would shy but then go back to being relaxed. Normally she would spook and then take ages to calm down again. There is alot of scheptasism with these bridles but I have only ever read one bad review and I have tried it on a horse which is a challenge to ride, I think everyone should atleast give it a go. I have also just bought a treeless saddle but I'm gonna get Sacha used to her bridle before I ride her in that as well. I dont want to blow her mind by changing all she knows in one day.
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post #22 of 38 Old 11-02-2008, 01:57 PM
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I ride in an Imus comfort bit. There is also a curb chain that isn't in the photo
reasons from the Imus web site:
1. offers plenty of tongue relief for the horse, encouraging him to drop his head into the bit, rather than stiffening up against it.
2. the mouthpiece is designed to extend beyond the horse’s lips. This allows it to fit a very wide variety of horses, avoids pinching the corners of the lips, and gives a swivel action on the tongue and bars that encourages the horse to lower its head and bend softly into a turn. Since horses instinctively resist direct pressure, this indirect pressure is effective at eliciting a relaxed response.
3. offers the rider the opportunity for logical and consecutive communication not available via a snaffle.

She has a nice bit myth list on her page if your interested. I do love this bit can you tell?
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post #23 of 38 Old 11-02-2008, 11:05 PM
 
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I like this bit alot! I also have a mechanical hackamore that I can't use cause my horse hates it, it's too severe for him or maybe it's too heavy on his face b/c I do have light hands anyhow one day he stopped in the arena and refused to move until I put a bit in his mouth! I want an english style one though they look more comfortable. I used to ride in a TT but stopped just b/c of all the hell I got for it! Even though this is supposedly a harsh bit, mine was 3 1/2 inch shanks and I moved him to a bit with even shorter shanks and a nicer mouthpiece with a dogbone (the pic I hopefully attached correctly LOL) and you would think going to a softer bit would make him less responsive, but it didn't change a thing. My horse responds just fine in everything except the hack!
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post #24 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 04:51 PM
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Bubba goes in an eggbutt with a copper roller in the middle and sabrina goes in a slow twist full cheek.

Bubba's bit
http://www.statelinetack.com/itemdy00.asp?T1=SLT900227



Sabrina's bit
http://www.doversaddlery.com/product...JH&ids=5995429

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post #25 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 04:55 PM
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Full cheek snaffle

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post #26 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 05:21 PM
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Daytona uses a loose ring snaffle, & Ozzy does as well. :) I've used an eggbutt & I like them as well.

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post #27 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 08:50 PM
 
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I want a full cheek snaffle for english and dressage. Does anyone know if the metals can be mixed, I'm asking b/c I think they might not be! I really like copper for the mouthpiece but I don't want something I can't use!
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post #28 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 10:11 PM
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I want a full cheek snaffle for english and dressage. Does anyone know if the metals can be mixed, I'm asking b/c I think they might not be! I really like copper for the mouthpiece but I don't want something I can't use!


Not for dressage. They have to be the same metals. If I'm not mistaken (please step up and correct me if I am), copper inlays or copper bits are illegal as well.

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post #29 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 10:40 PM
 
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Ohhh I thought so!! How about french link? Do they have any rules on the amount of joints a bit can have?
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post #30 of 38 Old 11-04-2008, 10:47 PM
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I ride in a Jointed Pellham similar to the one below

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