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Sep. 1, 2009, 10:01 PM
Does anyone else use a Nathe in the hunters?? I love the way my pre green horse moves through himself and finishes his jump with it. He is very sensitive and subtley inhibits his movement and jump when aware of any possible restriction. Even a loose martingale . I have control with the Nathe, he comes back to me very nicely with out restrictiing himself....I am probably not saying this well. does anyoe else use one?????

Sep. 1, 2009, 10:14 PM
I use a Springer duo loose-ring (http://www.vtosaddlery.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=SDPLB) at home, which, IIRC, is a similar bit. My horse seems to appreciate bits that bend without being jointed. No martingale. Show in a waterford. Occasionally flat in this bendy pelham (http://www.equusport.com/item.php?item_id=692&category_id=56) (expensive, but not as much so as a duo pelham)

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Rhody Ram
Sep. 1, 2009, 10:43 PM
I would say the nathe bit is probably fine. Which one are you using, the loose ring?

I have the same bendy pelham, here it is for $40 http://www.horsetackco.com/flexible-rubber-mouth-Pelham-bit.html?currency=USD

Sep. 1, 2009, 10:56 PM
I am using a D ring NATHE......mine is too big ....too wide....but I want to see how it works at a show before I invest in a narrower one.

Rhody Ram
Sep. 1, 2009, 11:27 PM
Would be fine at a show.

Sep. 2, 2009, 09:16 AM
Where did you find a D ring Nathe?? I am schooling in a loose ring but think my gelding would prefer to have fixed sides...


Sep. 3, 2009, 12:00 AM
Yes ma'am! SlackerBoy, who lives behind my leg, goes in a straight D-ring Nathe. I was taught that you can't put on more bit than you have engine, so with no engine, we were looking for a minimalist bit. The soft, stable Nathe was it.

I got mine at Old Dominion Saddlery (when they still existed) in Virginia. I think you can order them from Dover or perhaps Dressage Extensions.

Sep. 3, 2009, 09:49 AM
I bought mine from Cabin Branch Tack in Southern Pines, SC. Great service and selection. Don't wait too long to buy one, the prices keep going up. :)