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  1. #1
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    Default 5.5 Inch Weymouth - Hard To Find Size?

    Please educate me on the sizing of (dressage) weymouth bits.
    Trying to find a 5.5 inch low wide port to start a 7 year old in.
    (He normally takes a 5.5 inch 3 ring "Pessoa" jumping bit with french link, we are transitioning and trying some dressage.)

    I understand that once the weymouth size is identified, the bradoon should be 1/4" larger.

    I love the HS bits but the price is way over my budget - I believe they only have one weymouth in their catalog that is sized 5.5 inches.

    Again please educate me and recommend something if possible?



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    Actually, I putting one that size, along with the bradoon, on a tack sale posted on this site. They were my GP dressage stallion's (Boleem) bits. I lost him a few years ago.

    PM if you like.



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    I think your bradoon should be 5 1/2 and your weymouth a 1/4 smaller.



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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi_18 View Post
    I think your bradoon should be 5 1/2 and your weymouth a 1/4 smaller.
    ^This is what worked for me. By boy's snaffle is 5 3/4". His bradoon is also 5 3/4" and his weymouth is a 5 1/2". My weymouth is a Sprenger.



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    Yep, the three ring pessoa is essentially a loose ring, which should leave plenty of extra room on the sides to avoid pinching. So you'll go smaller in a curb. 5 1/4" weymouth and then stick with 5 1/2" for your bradoon.



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    I always thought the curb should be slightly smaller than the bradoon.
    Trainer's website - photos of my horse Airborne under About and Francesca Edwards also in media page 1

    http://www.patricianorciadressage.com/



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