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  1. #1
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    Default Looking for 6 in. curb bit

    http://s206.photobucket.com/user/kru...tml?sort=3&o=0

    I am looking for a bit similar to this one, but in a 6 inch. I know we can get a custom Myler similar to this, but was wondering if there's something a little cheaper out there. I didn't have any luck, but figured it was worth a try.



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    Do you mean 6 inch mouth or shank?
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    My horse takes a 6" bit, too, so I feel your pain. Depending on your specific needs drafttack.com has a good number of western/curb bits.
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    6 inch mouth, sorry I didn't specify that. I think I checked drafttack, but I will check again. It's for DH's horse and he's willing to go the Myler route, but I thought I would ask first.



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    Finding a Billy Allen in a 6" is going to be difficult. I searched high and low for the same thing and ended up going into a full curb for my draftie instead. He hated it, and I wound up having to go into a snaffle. The Billy Allen would have been the right bit for the horse. I would go for the custom Myler and suck up the price tag. It will be better made than most bits you will find in the 6" and up category.
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    The custom myler is going to be your only bet. Or custom from another bitmaker that will be in the same price range.

    I went through the great bit hunt last year trying to find an off the shelf 5.50 western curb that was above 'decorative toilet paper hanger' quality. There weren't any.
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    That's what I figured. I definitely want to stay similar to what we have since it works for the mare. DH tried a snaffle and had no power steering, and I don't want a broken mouthpiece. Thanks for the replies. I found a 6 inch Kimberwicke but decided he might as well spend the $35 from that and put towards the Myler.



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