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  1. #1
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    Default Need bit for pony

    One large pony mare who is great, but doesn't have the best stop.

    One 10yo beginner rider who is a trooper but who is having trouble getting her pony to rate and whoa.

    One Kimberwick, large-diameter bit that pony HATES (constantly mouthing, getting tongue over bit, etc.).

    What to do? Need a bit that is legal for cross rails that will help this pony settle her mouth and give kid confidence that pony will stop.

    Once pony knows kid can 'direct' her she behaves... just need something pony can be comfortable with and quit carrying on about the bit. Need something kid has some control with. ?? sylvia
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    I'd try a pelham...and some ponies go better in a mullen mouth pelham, and some prefer a jointed pelham. I find that kimberwickes often horses/ponies don't like. Anyhow, if the pony still has problems with getting the tongue over it, there are ported pelhams, or use a rubber bit port. But if the kimberwicke you are using has a solid mouthpiece, try a jointed pelham. I find that kids do just fine learning to handle two reins...I've got some schoolies that are happier in a pelham than a snaffle, and have never had a problem with the littlest kid learning to use two reins.



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    Thanks!!!!
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    http://www.doversaddlery.com/categor...cd2=1269443565

    I'm thinking the jointed eggbutt -- or one of the happy mouths. ??
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    Had a similar problem with a small last year. Kimberwicke was OK but didn't want to show in that and not that keen on those bits really. Went with a Dr. Bristol with a slow twist, in a full cheek. Was a challenge to find one small enough! Works a charm and the pony has gone from extremely strong/tough to jumping around on a loopy rein at times and lovely and soft on the flat.



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    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-0179

    Thanks... am storing info here for further perusal. sylvia
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourh mom View Post
    http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-0179

    Thanks... am storing info here for further perusal. sylvia
    Yes that's the bit I am using. Works great for our pony which sounds similar to yours but of course YMMV



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