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    Default Soft rubber bit WITHOUT metal core - sources?

    I've been borrowing a very soft and flexible rubber mullen loose ring. I can find the Coronet ones with the steel core all over the place - but does anyone know where you can order the floppy ones? Tried searching threads and couldn't find anything. Thanks!

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    http://www.horseloverz.com/Loose-Rin...-Ring-Bit.html

    I've used this one, very flexible, and doesn't have a metal core, just rubber.



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    Sounds like you're looking for a Nathe. They are very soft and flexible, and have a metal cable core for safety, but it's not solid:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/nathe-...RecentlyViewed



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    Are you borrowing Carrie's? Because her soft rubber bits do have the steel core. I'm not sure they come without them. I actually have an extra unused one, but I think Carrie may buy it off me. If not, I can sell it to you for cheaper than buying it online
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    jeffers has the mullen rubber loose ring snaffle for about 5$ if that's what you mean?



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    Quote Originally Posted by SBeventer View Post
    http://www.horseloverz.com/Loose-Rin...-Ring-Bit.html

    I've used this one, very flexible, and doesn't have a metal core, just rubber.
    Interesting.. I e-mailed Horseloverz about this specific bit. They wrote back that the manufacturer indicated there is a metal core (but maybe it's still the bit I'm looking for!). Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Simkie View Post
    Sounds like you're looking for a Nathe. They are very soft and flexible, and have a metal cable core for safety, but it's not solid:

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/nathe-...RecentlyViewed
    Nope, not looking for a nathe - I have one hanging on my bridle hook right now. :P I'd prefer $16 vs $80 (the one I have is much too large for my current horse), plus I know that he likes the fat, soft rubber already - haven't tried him in a nathe. I'm sure he'd like the thicker one. That will be my next stop. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Grey_hunter View Post
    Are you borrowing Carrie's? Because her soft rubber bits do have the steel core. I'm not sure they come without them. I actually have an extra unused one, but I think Carrie may buy it off me. If not, I can sell it to you for cheaper than buying it online
    I was, I don't have anything to ride him in at home. :/ I was starting to think they probably did have a metal core, but it seems impossible to figure out online which are the soft, floppy dogbones, and which are the hard rubber. I ordered a "soft/flexible" rubber bit (from Horseloverz) that came and was rock hard. Let me know if Carrie doesn't buy it off of you. Is it a 5"?

    Quote Originally Posted by emirae1091 View Post
    jeffers has the mullen rubber loose ring snaffle for about 5$ if that's what you mean?
    I'll take a look, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ake987 View Post
    I've been borrowing a very soft and flexible rubber mullen loose ring. I can find the Coronet ones with the steel core all over the place - but does anyone know where you can order the floppy ones? Tried searching threads and couldn't find anything. Thanks!
    I saw one of these two Christmases ago at VTO Saddlery. It was very floppy, so it either had no steel core or it had the really thin wire core like the Nathe and Sprenger Duos have.

    It looks like they still have it, and their customer service is great. I'm sure if you asked the store employee to walk over there and flex it, they would gladly do it.
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    Are you talking about a soft "hot dog" bit? If so, I picked one up at Tractor Supply or Southern States (can't remember which) for a baby a few years ago... Pretty sure it was Weaver brand. Cost about $8 and is very soft/flexible.
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    The flexi rubber dogbone has a steel thread that goes through the middle. That's what they were indicating.
    It's 100% flexi though like the nathes.

    Our horse supply has them for 10 bucks. 5" only.
    If you want one let me know. I actually just bought one for giggles and it's in my bit bucket new with tags! I could get it in the mail quickly.
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    I just bought the straight rubber, flexible bit with no metal core on ebay from Green river Tack. It's very soft and flexible- 12-$14.00



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    Thank you very much everyone! I am going to order from VTO (love them!) and see what shows up at my door. I will post back with my findings. Purp - thanks so much for the offer. I personally vote for you to keep it in your bit box.. unless, of course, I can't find one

    Thanks again!

    Amy

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    with dignity, with courage, with humor, with composure."



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