View Full Version : Looking for this bit...

CDE Driver
Mar. 11, 2012, 05:18 PM

But... I want it in an egg but or "D" ring and in a 5.5".

Either my Google skills are terrible or it does not exist.

I'm not sure if this is the proper forum to post this in but thought you all may know.

Mar. 11, 2012, 05:22 PM
I've found that bit on several websites, but haven't been able to find any that aren't a full cheek...how important is the D or eggbutt to you?

CDE Driver
Mar. 11, 2012, 05:23 PM
Important... I don't want the full cheek.

Mar. 11, 2012, 05:29 PM
I found it in a loose ring/straight mouth. Is that any good?


Mar. 11, 2012, 05:29 PM
Call Brad at Equusport- if he doesn't have one he can get one switched from a full cheek to a D.

It will not be cheap but it is a solution.

Mar. 11, 2012, 05:31 PM
Here is one that is a loose ring and it is less than $100.


Mar. 11, 2012, 05:34 PM
Another jointed loose ring: http://www.equestrianclearance.com/weatherbeeta/breaking_bits_with_keys/index.html#placeholder

Mar. 11, 2012, 06:34 PM
Just wondering - whats the purpose of that bit? Ive seen them hang in the tack room before but had no idea what it was used for.

I havent really ventured from the land of rubber D since I sold the jumper...

Mar. 12, 2012, 05:23 PM
It's an 'old fashioned' bit for starting babies- the keys/players are meant to encourage the horse to mouth the bit. Don't see them use so often now though.

CDE Driver
Mar. 12, 2012, 05:27 PM
Thanks all! I have now located several sources and just need to decide which one.

I want it for an Intermediate level combined driving horse with a very active tongue! I swear he can clean his ears with the thing. I'd like to give this bit a try just to see if it would keep his tongue occupied and IN his mouth instead of flapping in the breeze.