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post #1 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 07:32 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know what type of bit this is? Photo attached.
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post #2 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 07:47 PM
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That is D ring. Might be a twisted wire mouthpiece
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post #3 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 08:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yes! It is a hunter D-Ring- just wondering what type. I know it’s not a twisted wire even though they do look similar. I can’t find this one anywhere! It’s driving me crazy.
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post #4 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 09:52 PM
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what does the mouthpiece look like? it looks like a high potential for pinching at the corner of the mouth. what is so desireable about this bit? Those really big D rings are one of my least favorite bits. If you pull the rein out to the side (either in riding or in leading) the sharp corner of the D can gouge into his cheeks. You can minimize that some with a chin strap, but I almost never see anyone using a bid D like that using a chin strap.
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Kind of looks like a French link from how the mouthpiece is positioned but I'm not sure. If you have a picture of the mouthpiece that'll answer all your questions.

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post #6 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 10:08 PM Thread Starter
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No picture of the mouth piece. If I knew what the mouth price looked like I would be able to easily figure it out, haha. I was hoping someone on here recognized it just from a side view. No particular desire other than being curious. I’ve seen it on a few horses and wondering it’s purpose. As for large D rings, I’ve always used them. I personally haven’t had any issues with them digging into the sides of the face. Also not sure of this bits pinching potential. Simply inquiring about what it actually is.
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post #7 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 10:15 PM
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Without seeing the actual piece that sits in the mouth no one can guess...
With probably over 200 bit combinations it is all a guess.

The rings of that bit are larger than other d-rings...
Yes, I too can see this exact bit ring hitting and interfering with the cheeks of the horse...
That said, smaller d's is a option to.
The larger d's, to me since you ride with a d-ring for aid in turning, the larger that surface the more it functions as a full-cheek would.
Aesthetics, to me more pleasing to see a smaller ring size than covering so much of the face...but that is a to each their own perception I guess.
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post #8 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 10:17 PM
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Huh. Weird way for the mouth piece to connect on a D-ring. Looks uncomfortable!
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post #9 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 10:37 PM
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No picture of the mouth piece. If I knew what the mouth price looked like I would be able to easily figure it out, haha. I was hoping someone on here recognized it just from a side view. No particular desire other than being curious. Iíve seen it on a few horses and wondering itís purpose. As for large D rings, Iíve always used them. I personally havenít had any issues with them digging into the sides of the face. Also not sure of this bits pinching potential. Simply inquiring about what it actually is.

Sometimes the rider cannot see how much the D is rotating, and digging into the face. someone on the ground can see it. It won't happen if the reins are never pulled off to a side angle.
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post #10 of 21 Old 06-18-2019, 10:49 PM
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