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    Default Sealtex bit wrap for fixing a happy mouth?

    My horse LOVES his happy mouth, but has managed to chew up the inner corners of the bit. Has anyone used sealtex to fix that? It's not really sharp, but just incase, I'd rather have it covered.
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    I use sealtex over quite a few of my bits, including a happy mouth. Its quick, easy, cheap and if it does not work then cut it off. Takes my guys a ride or 2 to adjust.
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    I've ground off sharp edges with a dremel. It works very well.
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    I'd used sealtex on my black rubber bit works great. I did have to replace it about once a month though, but it was inexpensive so worth it.



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    reay, where'd you get your Sealtex? I haven't seen it in any saddleries, but I can order it online if I need too.
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    In my experience, it does work as a temporary fix, as does Vineyridge's suggestion of grinding them off with a Dremel.

    I have an absolutely lovely TB, who packs around the beginner kids up to 3' foot. I ADORE him, and honestly, he goes best in a Happy Mouth Mullen, and probably will forever.

    You just have to recognize that if you have a horse that's going to be in any kind of Happy Mouth bit long term, they're not maintenance-free bits.

    You have to run your fingers over it on a regular basis, and deal with the sharp edges and tags. Eventually you'll have to replace the bit because they wear out, but that's just the way they are. They're just not metal!



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    I used Sealtex on my guy's Happy Mouth, but eventually the Sealtex started rubbing the corners of his lips. Maybe it was a bad install job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hunterrider23 View Post
    reay, where'd you get your Sealtex? I haven't seen it in any saddleries, but I can order it online if I need too.
    I'm thinking I've gotten mine in random places traveling...possibly one at the Judy's in Franklin. I can look in my trunk and see if I have any and if I do, I'll bring it to you when I show you the saddle. I doubt I will be needing it for a while.



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    The reason I went to the Dremel was because part of a Happy Mouth is the flavor of the bit. If you cover the bit, you lose the flavor.
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