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  1. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello everybody, I have a 5 year old gelding that I mainly hike with. He generally obeys pretty good, but sometimes leans on the bit. I know that the problem may be somewhere else, but I'm trying to change the bit anyways and I would like to know, of the two bits that I have found as a possible...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I have a 21 year old morgan, who is being rode in a kimberwick right now. I would like to switch it however, because I feel like the bit is too much for him. He also sticks his tongue out so i'm worried the bit could be causing this. Is there any suggestions? He can't go bitless, so i'm really...
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hey all! I am currently trying out different bits for the OTTB I am leasing. She is very hot and can get strong. I like being very soft and I feel so bad when I have to pull on her mouth. I am looking for suggestions, preferably non-metal, that can help. She tends to play with the bit some, and...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi All, I'm a Senior Bitting Specialist for a British Bit Specialist Retailer I lecture on bitting and work with clients all over the World in all disciplines and all levels. I have worked with horses for 35 years and competed myself in many different areas. I am qualified through the Society...
  5. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hi, My horse wont stop chomping on the bit? He is a 5 year old Clydie X TB who has been under saddle for about 8 months approx. He hasn't started this chomping the bit stuff until about four months ago, but it's getting worse now. Even when i first put his bridle on him in the stall, he starts...
  6. Barrel Racing
    okay, so i have a 10 year old gelding that I've had for almost year. he's a 1D/2D barrel/pole horse, he's a free runner and he runs hard to the first barrel, and has really been pushing threw the bit during high rates of speed, the last barrel race i took him to he pushed threw the bit horrible...
  7. Roping
    Hi all! I am new to roping and was curious if there are specific bits that riders ue for their horses. Since my horse and I are still learning to rope dummy's at a stand, I just use a hackamore but was wondering if a bit will be "required" later on. If so, does it matter what type?
  8. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    i am looking for a new bit for my ottb (been off the track for a year now) and have narrowed it down to a flexi loose ring with peanut or a loose ring happy mouth mullen. Some bit history with my horse: i started him in a plain full cheek snaffle but he is very sensitive in the mouth and refuses...
  9. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    Hello all! :D I've recently bought a 3yo Paint who I will be training for mainly barrels and poles, and the occasional hunter under saddle. He's ridden in a Dring snaffle or a Little S Hackamore at the moment (Snaffle type is pictured below). Once he gets of age, and has the proper training...
  10. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    hi guys, I've recently got a new horse she's a lovely welsh so far ive only done flat work with her (I'm taking it slow) but I've been having some real troubles slowing her down at times.Some times she can loose her head a little completely ignores me its not always but she gets a bit over...
  11. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Not looking for anything in particular at the moment, but just curious of peoples opinion on what is the 'kindest' bit for a horse and why-- or bitless bridle also!
  12. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I got a new horse a few weeks ago and when I went to try her out the man had her in a snaffle and me and my cusion said that he had the wrong bit on her. So when we got her home the first time I rode her we rode her in a hackamore and she did fine but she kept throw her head up. So we put her in...
  13. Barrel Racing
    A few weeks ago I got a new horse. The first time I rode I rode her in a Little S Hackamore. She did fine she walk trot loped and backed fine. Then my dad said that I should not ride her in a hackamore because they do not give you control. I talked tomy cusion and she said to try her in a...
  14. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I'm sorry if the title was kind of vague. Navigator has always been a little stiff to the left, even after a good long warm up he will be more resistant right than left. I know that changing his bit is not going to be the key to solving this problem, but I was wondering if it could help him...
  15. Western Riding Queries & Competition sub forums
    Sorry if this is in the wrong place! Kind of fits into a lot of categories. Anyway... Had a little bucking today and wondered if it could be connected to the fact that today is also the first day in several years that my mare has been ridden with an actual bit in her mouth. Since I bought her...
  16. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    So I recently bought a 6yr old canadian x percheron who was trained in driving, and recently broken under saddle. she has only been ridden western before and I would like to start her in english, but I am not sure what type of bit to switch her too. she currently has a 3 piece colt bit with a...
  17. Training, Performance, behavioral concerns/queries
    My horse recently has come back into work after 2 years of being in a paddock. When i first put the bridle back on for the first time she took it really well when putting it on and off, just recently though, i had my first falls off of her which spooked her quite a bit, and after that ride when...
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