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  1. #1
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    Default fulmer bit

    For those that have one....where di you buy it? I can't seem to find one that is 5 3/4". My mare has very "fleshy lips" and the 5.5" one I have seems to pinch.

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    Yikes. Mine are ancient,-purchased from Libertyville Saddlery at least 30 years ago.
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    You could write Mr & Mrs. Robert Hall at 2200 Dibble Rd SW, Aiken, SC 29801-3320



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    Why would you want one? These bits were fashionable in the early sixties, but the phase soon wore off. They are heavy awkward bits and I've never known a horse go better in one of these than an egg-but, or check snaffle for a while if the bit tends to pull through the mouth.

    Ebay will probably have a few.


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    Quote Originally Posted by oldbag View Post
    Why would you want one? These bits were fashionable in the early sixties, but the phase soon wore off. They are heavy awkward bits and I've never known a horse go better in one of these than an egg-but, or check snaffle for a while if the bit tends to pull through the mouth.

    Ebay will probably have a few.
    I'm not sure why you feel a fulmer is heavy or awkward? Mine is no heavier and is less awkward than a normal full cheek snaffle, and is much preferred by my horse. The use of fulmer snaffles may have been a 60s phase for some, but it is still the bit of choice for those following the teachings of Philippe Karl. My horse loves the fulmer and goes better in it than any other bit we have tried (quite a list!).

    OP - unfortunately, I have never found one in the US in a size larger than 5.5", but this UK tack shop has one: http://www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk/P/f...bit-(434).aspx and the price isn't too bad, but it says they can't ship to the US. The only other place I've seen is another in the UK (that ships internationally), but it is handmade and rather pricey (http://www.balanceinternational.com/...Bit_AV06A.aspx).


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    www.horsebitshop.co.uk/product.php?xProd=271
    Is this it? Great co. to deal with. Price looks good.



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    I got mine from someone on Bits and Barter.

    There are 5.5" fulmers on eBay.. You could try contacting sellers to see if they have/can get a 5.75".
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    Reviving this thread to ask if anyone knows where I could get a Fulmer (NOT a full cheek) with a lozenge?

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    I haven't seen a fulmer with oval mouth...but here is one with french link (my gelding uses this bit in 6" for 3rd level). FWIW, fulmer cheek snaffles are full cheek bits on a loose ring.



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