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  1. #1
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    I have a 6 year old warmblood that I doing hunters with & I need to back her off a little especially down the line. She s in a Hunter Dee snaffle with a flat link in the middle. Anybody got any suggestions? I tried a twisted full cheek today & that worked better but I am just wanting to get some other ideas from bits you have tried & had success with



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    I was about to say a slow twist full cheek... That's usually my go-to for those that need a little more regulation in the hunters. You can always try a simple jointed pelham (you could do rubber jointed if she's got a soft mouth). That would be the next bit I'd go to just to see how she responds to the curb action.



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    Yes slow twist full cheek! They work wonders. Pelhams are good as well in moderation. Also I have one of those weird western gag like bits it has 3 rings and its a sweet iron I use it on the flat to help with transitions and what not.



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    Thanks guys!!



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    I'd say try the slow twist full cheek first, but if she likes something with two joints to avoid the nutcracker effect, try a slow twist Dr Bristol dee or a Dr. Bristol or even just a slow twist dee if you like a dee better than a full cheek on her.
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    Ds are more popular in the Hunter ring. I would personally stay with the D in a slow twist. Dr. Bristol's are nice.



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    I find that I suggest dr bristols on a lot of these threads, I think they're well overlooked bits. I love them because I hate the nutcracker effect that snaffles will make and I lean towards french links, though the french link is not always enough.
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    I am not a fan of the nutcracker single jointed snaffles, either. I like the feel of a bristol, french, barrel or lozenge. I will add a twist if I need a bit "more".
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