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  1. #21
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    So maybe that same kind of mouthpiece in a 3 ring bit?

    http://www.smartpakequine.com/happy-...x?cm_vc=Search

    It also comes in a kimberwicke, or you might try it in a mullen pelham.
    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket



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    Quote Originally Posted by jsydney5 View Post
    UPDATE FROM OP!!

    BUT! I went XC schooling in it, just for the heck of it, and I definitely need more steering and brakes than a happy mouth. Remember, she didn't like the loose ring french link. So, I might try another bit for cross country. Not sure what to start with, but that's where we're at! Thanks for all the help!
    I'd start with a Happy Mouth Pelham or 2-ring (riding with 2 reins), since you know she likes the mouthpiece. When you say she needed more brakes, what was she doing? Grabbing the bit and leaning, getting above it and running, or...??



  3. #23
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    Weird, I thought I replied to this earlier.

    OP, the happy mouth also comes in 3-ring gag, tom thumb pelham, and kimberwicke versions. I would try one of those if you need a bit more XC, and I'd probably try them in that order.
    If you are allergic to a thing, it is best not to put that thing in your mouth, particularly if the thing is cats. - Lemony Snicket



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    Quote Originally Posted by poltroon View Post
    Weird, I thought I replied to this earlier.
    That is weird--I see your earlier response now, but didn't when I posted earlier today.



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