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  1. #1
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    Default Spoon bit

    Hi all

    Just purchased a dee ring spoon bit for a horse that like to put his tongue over the bit. Has anyone used one, how did you or the horse I should say like it?

    thanks



  2. #2
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    can you post a pic, because I don't really know what a spoon bit is



  3. #3
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    Sorry can't post a pic, bought it from Bit of Britain, perhaps you can look it up!



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    http://www.bitofbritain.com/Dee_Ring..._Bit_p/380.htm

    This?

    I have never seen or used a bit like this before, but also curious to see if anyone has had experience with it.



  5. #5
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    The yard I rode at in Europe didn't use a spoon very often, but rather used these types of bits in order to help keep the tongue under the bit.

    They seemed to do the trick. At least when I rode said horses, they never seemed to have any problems and accepted them just fine.

    Tongue bit pic

    Something a bit milder

    There was also a separate headstall with a very thin ported bit that had small rings to attach to the separate headstall that went on before the bridle. I think Beezie Madden's Authentic used to go in the same headstall and I have been trying to find a picture or the name of the attachment so stay tuned!

    Hope you find a solution!
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  6. #6
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    Default Yes, that's the bit!

    I just rode my horse with the spoon bit- he played with it for a minute when I first put his bridle on, than was quiet with it. When we cantered, which is when he usually plays and gets his tongue over the bit he tried for a few seconds and then settled and focused on work! So far so good. I'll be happy if this is a solution instead of cranking the bit up higher and tightening the noseband.



  7. #7
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    Default Yes, that's the bit ONTARGET!

    I just rode my horse with the spoon bit- he played with it for a minute when I first put his bridle on, than was quiet with it. When we cantered, which is when he usually plays and gets his tongue over the bit he tried for a few seconds and then settled and focused on work! So far so good. I'll be happy if this is a solution instead of cranking the bit up higher and tightening the noseband.



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