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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    I'm working on my horse Tess with a milder bit for responsiveness and training purposes. It's not that necessary, she rides pretty well in a Tom Thumb snaffle except for the fact that she doesn't turn as well in it. As I am interested in doing barrels, whether just at local FFA/school stuff for...
  2. Barrel Racing
    I've been running my gelding in the martha Josey million dollar bit, but its not enough control. He's very heavy on the hands, and I need a competition bit. The million dollar bit will be fine for practice, but when we haul, we tend to get really excited, and I need a stronger bit. I've tried a...
  3. Barrel Racing
    I have a 13 year old quarter horse mare, she has ran barrels but has been in the field for two years, I have been working her for two months and we have gotten good times i took her to a fair show and something spooked her and she did not want o go back in the ring they made me take her out as...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi i have a 12 year old aqha i use a tom thumb for western pleasure. I run him in the tom thumb, he stops and turns good in it, but it is speeding up his western pleasure lope. so I am looking for a gymkhana bit, any recomendations?
  5. Barrel Racing
    So my horse and I have been doing barrels for about year. My horse has been trained for a veryyyy lonnggg timee. She was amazing last summer but all of a sudden after we haven't done barrels in a couple weeks; she has been acting up. When we sprint towards the first barrel, she gets up by the...
  6. Barrel Racing
    I've been looking for a new bit FOREVER. And I'm having a hard time deciding. So I'm wondering what's everyone's favorite bit. But for my horse I'm thinking something with a dog bone or some kind of three piece. I'm fully aware that further training and refreshing is always the first step...
  7. Barrel Racing
    Just doing some research on new tack for Trigger. Curious as to what you all use for bits when barrel racing and what reins you use with that bit. As for now he does best of course in a snaffle and I just have split leather reins, but I also borrow other bits from my trainer depending on what we...
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