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  1. Horse Training
    My gelding was trained for years in a twisted snaffle. Since I bought him and have learned more about bit abuse, I really want to not use such a harsh bit. (He hasn't shown any signs of pain from it and is cleared by the vet btw). Anyway I read that some horses loose feeling in their mouths and...
  2. Horse Training
    I have a 17-year old mare with navicular* and she "runs through" an O-ring snaffle. I've been under the impression that she simply doesn't like that bit. She'll ride fine in a tom thumb, a D ring, a million dollar MJ bit, etc. We've been riding in the million dollar because my idiot ex-trainer...
  3. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hey everyone! I'm soon approaching that point with my 4 y/o mare where I would like to start getting her used to a shanked bit. She works really nicely in a snaffle and bosal, and is neck reining like a champ. But as most of you know, for western show classes once a horse is over 5 they are...
  4. Horse Training
    I have a 15 year old paso fino that I have been working with for about 2 years now. He has been trained his whole life in the traditional style and naturally has a lot of brio (foward energy) -- hence he wants to go fast... in straight line... always! When I first got him he was in a super...
  5. Horse Tack and Equipment
    What is a good alternative to the Twisted Wire Wonder Bit? I've been using this on one of my horses and it works great and I love that it offers both a snaffle and leverage option, but it is a little too big. I've been searching for a 4 inch or a 4 1/2 inch but it doesn't seem to be offered in...
  6. Horse Tack and Equipment
    After not having a horse for the past 15 years I realized I wanted one again and wanted to be poor and barely eat. Haha! Anyway I did buy one. Hank, a 14yo grade bay roan QH gelding. They told me he has been used to push bulls, used a girl scout camp mount, team penning horse, trail horse...
  7. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I recently got a pony and was curious to see what people will say about what kind of bit he needs. He is very responsive, direct reins only, and listens well but will once in a while try to take off! Right now I'm just using a O-ring straight bit(4.5 inch) I'm only using that because I don't...
  8. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello there, I have a Waterford for my Cob, as he tends to grab the bit a lot. I wanted to start working on his outline, and was thinking of changing his bit. I have two other bits, French Link Snaffle (Full Cheek), and Jointed Snaffle (Full Cheek - Nutcracker Action). Cobs have very fleshy...
  9. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I have seen people using lip straps on Pelham's. And I have heard many things about what they can do. from keeping the curb chain down, to keeping the horse from chewing the shanks. I have also heard about horses that chew the shank rings, have in some cases, gotten their incisors stuck on...
  10. Horse Training
    I do gymkhanas with my mare and right now I'm using a ringed snaffle side pull. I need a good barrel racing bit or at least something that'll give me more control. I want to stop using the side pull and go back to using my old bridle, which also has a ringed snaffle. Just need something with...
  11. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Alright, so here's the deal. I have a new mare (new being that I haven't quite hit the six month mark, but we're getting there), Willow, and I absolutely adore her. She's little but feisty, and we're slowly (but very surely) working through her attempts to take off and whatnot, with great...
  12. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Hi all! I am searching for a double jointed, 5" snaffle bit. I will likely be going with an oval mouth or a roller. I am honestly not sure yet, so feel free to post either! Any condition is fine! The more affordable the better. THANKS! ^_^
  13. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hi, I'm looking for a loose ring snaffle, thicker bit, not thin. I need to buy used to save money, but I would like to know good makers that you would recommend so I can get a decent one for my boy. Thanks for any input. :)
  14. Horse Tack and Equipment
    Hello there, I am going to start a thread that probably a million have asked before me, however, bits baffle me. So many to choose from, each suiting a different discipline and different horse. I have an OTTB and I'm hoping to hit the trails soon. I've ridden her bitless since I bought her in...
  15. Tack and Equipment Classifieds
    Kieffer Bridle Photos by jklfarm | Photobucket Kieffer Dressage Bridle Corinna Snaffle. Black- Horse Size. Kieffer rolled bridle --- a snaffle with Flash, comes with Rolled webbed Reins with stops. Kieffer bridles run a bit large. Brand new with tags. $109 plus postage.
  16. Horse Tack and Equipment
    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...
  17. Horse Training
    I have an 11 year old quater horse gelding who is very hard mouth. I just recently purchased him after working and caring for him for about 9 months. The previous owners had him since he was 2 months old and he has been through tons of trainers (western). When he got home from the trainers, the...
  18. Horse Tack and Equipment
    i have a 2 and a half year old colt who we are gonna start under saddle soon. i have read everywhere that a snaffle is best to start colts with. so i went out and bought a d ring snaffle with the rubber thats around the mouthepiece. i dont know what its called lol:oops:. was that a good move or...
  19. Horse Tack Reviews
    I recently purchased a Black Iron Training Snaffle with Copper Inlay . (Short teardrop shank). The bit seems to be working well & my mare seems to like it. But I was wondering what everybody elses experience was with it ? Good bit ? It's suppose to be a step up from a regular snaffle ( O ring ...
  20. Horse Tack and Equipment
    I've heard so many bad things about Tom Thumb bits, read the article by Mark Rashid,how they give confusing signals,etc. The thing is, at the place I ride at (I ride Western), they use TT bits. They start their horses out with snaffles and keep them in those for a few years (the owners said...
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