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  1. #1
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    Default What bit is this? And suggestions.

    A bit was suggested to me but I have never seen it before except for the one this person has.

    Its a straight bar no joint on loose rings and has holes in the mouth piece.

    What kind of horse would this work on.

    I've got a big horse that likes to get heavy. He doesn't need a very strong bit but he likes to lean. At shows we use a myler with a small port that is great for shows, but he needs something a little stronger at home. At home right now he's in a slow-twist full cheek but he starting to get a bit grumpy in it and he seems to prefer bits that are not single jointed.

    Elevators and gags cause him to jump really flat so trying to stay aways from that. Hackabits have been previously suggested but would be way too much whoa on this guy.

    Any ideas to add to the drawing board.



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    would a Waterford be good? I saw one once that was full cheek, if he needs more than a D maybe that would work?
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    Is it a whistle bit? There is an image of one here - http://www.horsegroomingsupplies.com...rd-304104.html

    Quote Originally Posted by Jive View Post
    A bit was suggested to me but I have never seen it before except for the one this person has.

    Its a straight bar no joint on loose rings and has holes in the mouth piece.
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    Whistle bit is what I was thinking.


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    Thats it! Anyone have experience using a whistle bit and what type of horse it works well on?



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    http://www.equinenow.com/store-item-13934

    I have seen it used on horses that I would consider similar to what you are describing that you need it for.



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    If he goes well in the Myler, what about the twist on the same style Myler mouth you use for shows? You can also get the Myler low port with hooks for the reins and cheeks to go in if yours does not have them.
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    Call Jay Shuttleworth. I have a great bit from him that has two big chain links in the middle. Makes em soft!



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