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  1. Horse Training
    Here's a hypothetical situation. I have not, am not, and probably will never do this. But, what if... You get your full-cheek bit, and get 2 sets of bit keepers so you have 4 individual keepers total. You attach your first set to the cheekpieces, so far so normal. Then you take your other...
  2. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    i've been using the stainless steel full cheek with copper rollers in the link below, and i was wondering if anyone could help me further understand the purpose of it. I know the copper encourages salivation and for the horse to accept the bit, but i was wondering about the structure and how...
  3. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    I've heard mostly bad stuff about single jointed full cheek snaffles. Everybody says that they have a nutcracker action that hurts the horse. It's not clear with light cues. Horses like to brace against it. It's not good for lateral flexion. Blah blah blah. People say that the full cheek...
  4. Horse Tack, blankets and Equipment Queries
    Hallo! I recently bought a two and a half year old horse. I now need to buy a bit for him and am a little confused by all the options. I've been reading a lot and it seems a good choice would be either a full cheek or a fulmer with an elliptical or French link. Which combination do you think...
  5. Horse Training
    Hello :) Not 100% on where to put this .. but ... Cowboy is awesome :p He is doing pretty good in a Hunter Dee ring, but sometimes his turning/stoping isn't quite what it should be. I've found out he loves full cheek snaffles, and I'm thinking of investing in one. Perferablly a full cheek...
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    Two Black Synthetic Long Girths with roller buckles and elastic at one end: 44" Performance Choice girth and 46" Cottage Craft Girth. $10 ea 5 1/4" new Full Cheek hollow mouth snaffle $10 5 1/4" French link Full cheek snaffle with keepers $10 Heavy 5 1/2" Eggbutt snaffle, alloy that...
  7. Horse Training
    My barn has acquired a 13yo QH mare that at one time was supposedly a rock star in the horsemanship, pleasure, etc. When working with her under saddle, she is extremely predisposed to rear, but is fine in hand. We had her teeth floated, back adjusted, feet done, and everything you can imagine to...
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