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    Question Baucher French Link?

    Where to find a nice Baucher French link or oval mouth bit?

    I like the JP Kortsteel type of bits, since they have curved bars.
    But I don't think they make a french link Baucher, that I can find.
    The regular Korsteel looks like it might pinch - since that one has the seam between the bars and the shank right at edge of horse's mouth.

    Anyone have a Baucher with a double joint that they like?



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    Google Baucher French link and it's the first thing that comes up
    http://www.bitofbritain.com/French_L...15mm_p/771.htm
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    See, BGH, I think that one would pinch at the corners of the mouth. I am probably being a ninny, though.

    I did just find this one, a Dewsbury Kangaroo that has the different corners that might not pinch..... and it says curved mouth, added bonus! Price stinks, of course.

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/kangaro...r/p/X1-010193/
    Last edited by BarnField; Dec. 7, 2012 at 03:07 PM. Reason: misspelled "Dewsbury"



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    I have this one, and my horse goes very well in it.

    http://www.bitofbritain.com/SearchRe...tubben+baucher
    Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson



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    You don't have to buy the expensive Stubben one -- I have both the Happy Mouth one and the Korsteel one, the seam is flush and there is no pinching issues. Love them both and horse does too.



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    I have the Steubben one and it's beautifully made. The mouth is German silver and the upper rings are slightly turned out so it doesn't pinch. While it isn't cheap, it's half the price of the HSS version (and twice the price of the Centerline or Happy Mouth). My horse went okay in his Centerline version ($31), but he seems to like the Steubben better, and I like the way it fits better.



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    A 'bit' more expensive but you can sometime find it used on ebay (that is where I found mine for 80$)

    KK Baucher Ultra Butterfly Bit



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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi_18 View Post
    A 'bit' more expensive but you can sometime find it used on ebay (that is where I found mine for 80$)

    KK Baucher Ultra Butterfly Bit
    That is the one I wanted, but I could not bring myself to spend that kind of money on it new. You got a great deal! I would have scooped it up for that price too!
    Riding a horse is not a gentle hobby, to be picked up and laid down like a game of solitaire. It is a grand passion.... ~ Emerson



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