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  1. #1
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    Default Stubben EZ control bits?

    Does anyone have any experience using these bits? Been looking at bit options for the heavy baby



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    I love mine. I used it as my dressage bit as my gelding got heavy in the canter, it made him mangeable in the ring where he got heavier when he got excited. It locks in place when they lean on it and when its not engaged it acts as a three piece snaffle.
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    I use one on a gelding i bought that refused to take contact and would curl behind the bridle; in the EZ control he stopped going behind the verticle and started to take contact and use his back.



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    My horse stays behind the bit, even with no contact. Will this bit make him want to accept the bit? One poster said she uses it on her horse who likes to lean and get heavy. Then, the next uses it for a horse with a very light mouth.

    Seems like one bit would not work in both those situations..

    Other reviews I have found have an = number of people liking and hating it.

    If it is a bit worth trying for a horse who lives curled up, would the loose ring or D be better? I ride him now in a fat loose ring. How much different is this bit?
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    Not a fan. It gave me the opposite of control. When they "lock stiff" they essentially become a mullen mouth bit. Horse pulled and pulled and pulled against the bit and I had nothing.
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