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What kind of snaffle bit is the best to start a young horse in? I looked a different ones and I just don't know what would be a good option.

Is there one that is better then another as far as D-ring, O-ring, Egg butt???

What about the mouth piece?

Brand?

What are your thoughts and reasoning?
 

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Which ever one your horse likes best. Some will like a double joint, some hate it. Some will like rollers, some won't care. Just listen to what your horse has to say. If it were me I'd start with an O ring with a double joint.
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I personally prefer either a double jointed d-ring or eggbutt to start a horse with. I like the fact that it has a bit more pressure than an o-ring on the opposite side of the face "pushing"the nose over while your direct rein "pulls" it.
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My first ride or two is generally in a sidepull, then I go to my western offset D with single jointed, sweet iron mouth. I originally bought it because the rings were pretty, the mouthpiece has the slightest curve to fit over the tongue, and the bit had a good feel/weight. I don't like really lightweight or hollow bits; IMO, a slightly weightier bit will get my cues across more clearly with less pressure from my hands.
 

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I personally prefer either a double jointed d-ring or eggbutt to start a horse with. I like the fact that it has a bit more pressure than an o-ring on the opposite side of the face "pushing"the nose over while your direct rein "pulls" it.
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Yep...I like a double-joined dee ring myself. It breaks back better in the horse mouth...conforms to the mouth without "peaking" in the middle.
 

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I was thinking a double jointed D-ring. Does anyone have a brand preference? Is cheap okay or is it better to buy an expensive bit?
 
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