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  1. #1
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    Default Sport almost as old as time but still new things.

    It never ceases to amaze me, the new gidgets and gadgets you see in the pretty catalogs you get ALL THE TIME. Space age looking boots for horse and rider. Magnets and infrared materials can be found in almost anything. And now bits...new materials and studies and trials. But this...

    http://www.doversaddlery.com/wtp-loo...it/p/X1-01801/

    It both intrigued me and scares me (it reminds be of a scary cathedral port on a shanked bit I saw used on a poor animal once). But I'm fascinated by bits so I can't help but stare at it.



  2. #2
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    it's for horses who get their tongues over the bit. it's just a loose ring snaffle in terms of action.


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    These have been around for a while I believe, I *think* they use them on race horses quite a lot. I don't think there is anything too crazy about it, just keeps the horse from putting their tongues over the bit.



  4. #4
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    Having had a fair few race horses who were used to having their tongues tied, I'd use this bit to help break them of the habit. Especially if it meant I'd be able to go to a normal double jointed after a while and not worry about the tongue wagging!



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    Nothing new about this bit, spoon bits have been around for ages.



  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by alibi_18 View Post
    Nothing new about this bit, spoon bits have been around for ages.
    Just about to say the same thing. Spoon bits or tongue ties on the track if they are fussy with their tongues. I have a spoon bit that I used with an old OTTB about 10 years ago.

    This guy is just reinventing the wheel and selling it for $120 instead of the $25 it costs usually.
    I am on my phone 90% of the time. Please ignore typos, misplaced lower case letters, and the random word butchered by autocowreck.




  7. #7
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    that is an awesome looking bit....I need it for my collection......even if I will never use it....too bad it costs so much. :/



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