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  • LOOKING FOR: Mullen Mouth Fulmer bit

    I have googled and looked at tack shops online but seem to have difficulty locating one-Has anyone seen such a bit?

    Thanks in advance!
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  • #2
    Never have, unfortunately.
    You can probably find a Mullen full cheek.
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      #3
      Hmm, I was afraid of that. I do have an eggbutt currently that is fine, I was just hoping for the fulmer to allow just a tiny bit more articulation with the bit. Thanks!
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      • #4
        You mean like this?

        http://www.ebay.com/itm/CS-Flexible-...item53ebbe5424
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        • #5
          I doubt one exists unless custom made. Just speculating, but it would seem to me that the separately set on rings of a Fulmer, which make for a "loose-er" mouth, like a regular loose ring bit, would be defeated by have the mouthpiece made mullen. Still, I suppose there are loose ring mullen mouths - but I haven't seen any of them either - usually "egg butt" design.

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            #6
            Like that but with a fulmer, not a full cheek. I may try a loose ring Mullen mouth, I just fret about pinching. Thanks again folks!

            Originally posted by Eclectic Horseman View Post
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            • #7
              If you find one please let me know It took me years to find a 3 piece lozenge fulmer in something not stainless or rubber and I ended up having to buy it from NZ. When I went back the next year to inquire about a mullen fulmer, the shop had closed.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
                Still, I suppose there are loose ring mullen mouths - but I haven't seen any of them either - usually "egg butt" design.
                They do exist; I have one, but it took quite a while to find it.

                Mullen-mouth fulmer, on the other hand... well, I've been looking for one of those too, and haven't found it yet.
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                • #9
                  Long before it was called a Fulmer, after Robert Hall's Fulmer School of Equitation, the bit was known as an Austrian Free ring, as used by the SRS.

                  Rubber mullen mouthed free rings are available.
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                  • #10
                    Herm Sprenger makes a loose rein mullen; not sure whether it's German Silver or aurigan mouth.

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                    • #11
                      Yes, HS makes a loose ring Mullen mouth in a range of sizes. Aurigan.
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                        #12
                        I looked through the HS catalogue but truthfully, I've had no issue finding Mullen mouths with a loose ring, it's just been the fulmer I have been unsuccessful in finding. I didn't know about the Austrian free ring though, very interesting! Of course, Googling free ring doesn't yield the responses I had hoped for :s
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                        • #13
                          Not sure what you're seeking specifically in the Fulmer cheek, but what about a Baucher?

                          http://www.jillystackshop.com/hm-mul...-baucher-p117/
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                            I have a baucher but not in a Mullen mouth so that may be worth considering, thanks!
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                            • #15
                              So let me get this straight. You want a full cheek, mullen, Fulmer bit - meaning a loose ring, full cheek with a mullen bit? There might be one somewhere on the planet, but it won't be a Fulmer. That would have to be a snaffle.

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                                #16
                                Actually jay shuttleworth makes them. I have emailed about ordering one. Truth be told though, I'd have been equally happy with a loose ring that was pinch less.
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                                • #17
                                  I have a mullen mouth fulmer from Jay Shuttleworth. When I got mine he charged a flat rate of $240 something (maybe) and it took a couple of weeks. A custom bit maker is the only place I know of to get one.
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                                    How are you liking yours?

                                    Originally posted by Isabeau Z Solace View Post
                                    I have a mullen mouth fulmer from Jay Shuttleworth. When I got mine he charged a flat rate of $240 something (maybe) and it took a couple of weeks. A custom bit maker is the only place I know of to get one.
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                                    • #19
                                      I use it regularly.

                                      My muscle tone is too limp, in general. And I often use bits that are NOT jointed. For leverage, I like a Mikmar short shank.

                                      Since it is a custom bit I paid mucho $ for, that probably also influences the fact that I always have it in active rotation. But I have a whole collection of other bits that sit in the box, and NEVER got used.

                                      When I was younger I remember being at several different barns where the tack/office walls were decorated with all kinds of bits. I've got myself a healthy little collection, but only about 5-6 get used much.

                                      Single joint rubber D
                                      Eggbut double joint
                                      Mullen mouth fulmer sided snaffle
                                      Sprenger jumping hackamore
                                      Mikmar short shank OR combination (with nose rope)
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Luna View Post
                                        I have a baucher but not in a Mullen mouth so that may be worth considering, thanks!
                                        If you do consider a baucher mullen mouth, consider a Glory bit. It was originally made for driving, but the maker also offers the bit with a baucher cheek. I luckily found mine on ebay.

                                        This website explains what makes a Glory bit different very well
                                        http://www.coachmansdelight.com/CGui...?pg=GUI46&k=42

                                        In a baucher cheek it is still not an easy bit to find, but it does exist.

                                        It does not have eggbutt sides however, so still a pinching risk, which nullifies your original reason for wanting one.
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