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  • Poponcini bits-- where to find

    A student of mine who has just returned from a working student position in Europe came home with a Poponcini bit-- they are apparently made in Italy. It has the most amazing mouthpiece-- it is incredibly soft and elastic, and my fussy sensitive mare is like a changed woman with it on. I am trying to find one to purchase, but the only websites I can find are in Italian! Can anyone help me?

  • #2
    I looked as well for you but got the same results. All Italian! I did get to see a photo of it though and it looks neat, I'd love to feel it in my hands. I am always on the lookout for the gentle bits.

    Anyway, I digress. I hope someone else can perform better than I did.

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    • #3
      Here is the catalogue.
      They have a phone number listed on the catalouge, and since their english-language website is under construction, you can assume that someone at that phone number will speak English. (Generally, anyone under 35 in western european countries will speak passable English.)
      Blugal

      You never know what kind of obsessive compulsive crazy person you are until another person imitates your behaviour at a three-day. --Gry2Yng

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      • #4
        Those look very cool. I wonder how the one with part metal/part plastic works.
        "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
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        • #5
          If she liked those, you might try a Nathe or a Herm Sprenger Duo. They are the same concept: very soft and elastic. In fact the Nathe bits look almost exactly like the ones in the linked-to catalog.
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          • #6
            I'd be willing to wager that ridge at the corner of the mouth gives it a little more effect.
            "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
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            • #7
              Poponcini bits

              These bits are wonderful. I just came back from Belgium where we used this bit for a horse competing at Badminton. He was totally calm when he was ridden in this bit. It gives you a great feeling when you ride. Even with pull-y horses, they don't pull but it keeps the same power. I have brought 2 home with me to sell. They come in black and light blue. Full cheek, baby pelham, loose ring - small/large rings - , and gag. They are priced at 122.5 euros which is about $174. I would highly recommend them. They are amazing.

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              • #8
                Those look really cool! I actually just ordered a Nathe bit because I've always wanted to experiment with a softer bit, and I don't care for Happy Mouths or the big volcanized rubber bits.

                I'm wondering what that little ridge/outer edge does. Doesn't look big enough to act like a "cheek", but seems like it might be there to protect the outerlips a little, from pinching maybe?

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                • #9
                  Thank you

                  Thank you very much for your appreciations!
                  We, at Poponcini Bits, have just launched our new website. All products' sheets are available in italian, english, german and french.
                  www.poponcinibits.com

                  Many thanks again.

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                  • #10
                    Very nice. My cribber would think he'd died and gone to heaven if I put a wooden bit in his mouth.
                    "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
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                    • #11
                      Thanks kinnip, waiting for your opinions

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                      • #12
                        I don't need a soft-mouth bit, but I love the 'trucks', tack-trunk-on-wheels. A little spendy, but probably very handy for traveling and competing.

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                        • #13
                          I love the website with some sort of auto-translation to english:

                          "The horse in freedom maintains to the lips sluices, not there is air passage in mouth and the language is retired."

                          Er, yeah!

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                          • #14
                            And for the win...Does anyone know if these are dressage legal? They have precisely the type of Baucher I've been searching for, but I suspect the ridges are illegal.
                            "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
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                            • #15
                              We can assure you that these type of bit is absolutely legal for dressage purposes. The only problem could be the presence of the two little washers.
                              These items could be removed if specified when ordering.

                              @notsureyet:sorry for the mistake, we have just modified the bad translation.

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by poponcinibits View Post
                                We can assure you that these type of bit is absolutely legal for dressage purposes. The only problem could be the presence of the two little washers.
                                These items could be removed if specified when ordering.

                                @notsureyet:sorry for the mistake, we have just modified the bad translation.
                                Don't worry about the translation. We americans think everyone else should learn english while we don't learn other languages. We should be able to speak and read foreign languages without having to have everything translated for us.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by poponcinibits View Post
                                  We can assure you that these type of bit is absolutely legal for dressage purposes. The only problem could be the presence of the two little washers.
                                  These items could be removed if specified when ordering.

                                  @notsureyet:sorry for the mistake, we have just modified the bad translation.
                                  I'm very glad to hear that. Thank you.
                                  "Rock n' roll's not through, yeah, I'm sewing wings on this thing." --Destroyer
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                                  • #18
                                    please will anyone who has one of these, or has seen one in the flesh, tell me whether they're softer/squidgier than the nathe bit? i'm desperate to try one on a rather hysterical mare. thankyou.

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                                    • #19
                                      Just click on the Union Jack (top right hand corner) for English.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by kerilli View Post
                                        please will anyone who has one of these, or has seen one in the flesh, tell me whether they're softer/squidgier than the nathe bit? i'm desperate to try one on a rather hysterical mare. thankyou.
                                        I'm wondering the same thing. I love the Nathe because it is so bendable/flexible and is softer and thinner than the Happy Mouths.

                                        This one looks maybe a touch thinner than a Nathe? Looks almsot the same diameter, but I'd like to knwo how soft/squidgie/flexible it is, too.
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