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    Default Bit for hunter breeding

    So another HB post touched in this but I'm a bit curious, I have always shown my babies on the line in D rubber mouths, as I always start my horses rubber, but it seemed as if there is a reason for no rubber? Opinions for or against? I mean obviously your not applying pressure to their mouth anyway so a plain snaffle couldn't so any harm, yet it would just be another bit I would have to buy... So I always avoided, but is there a reason such as cosmetic appeal or more in depth reason why there seems to be the red flag for rubber bits in the HB ring?
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    There is no red flag. You can show in a rubber bit if you wish (not a Happy Mouth, white rubber too glaring). Trainers probably feel all steel just gives a cleaner picture. Judge doesn't care.
    Laurie
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    That's what I was wondering if maybe with a more refined foal if the thinner mouth piece would be more desired?
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    If it doesn't distort her mouth and expression, it shouldn't matter. Ifit does, then go for a regular snaffle. They aren't that expensive and everyone an always use another bit for their arsenal!
    Laurie
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    Thank you!

    Here are some pictures of my babies wearing their respective bridles, let me know what you think, the chestnut is my coming 2 yr old pony gelding, and the grey filly is a coming yearling.
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    Don't worry about it...
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