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Anyone know where I can find this bit?

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  • Anyone know where I can find this bit?


    EDITED to add: I have a horse who has a lovely soft mouth. Problem is, he wants to drop beind the bit; I am looking for something he will lean into, and which is still strong enough so the rider can get him to listen.

    He is a jumper, so unconventional bets are fine.
    "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

    Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump

  • #2
    Mikmar maybe? I think that's a Double Ring Snaffle?


    • #3

      Found this and there is also one for sale on Amazon UK....


      • Original Poster

        THANKS jse.

        Yes, it is a MikMar. I just went to their site and found it!!!

        Called a Watson Snaffle

        However, the one you posted a picture of (Called a Wilson snaffle) is about 1/4th the price.

        Yea for COTH and nice people!!
        "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

        Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


        • #5
          No problem at all!


          • #6
            http://www.beval.com/Products/Scourier-Bit/1022015.aspx I actually believe it's this one, because the second pair of rings seem attached to the bit.


            • Original Poster

              Originally posted by hunterrider23 View Post
              http://www.beval.com/Products/Scourier-Bit/1022015.aspx I actually believe it's this one, because the second pair of rings seem attached to the bit.
              Hunterrider, you may be right. I can see that the Scourier is different from the Wilson (which has one attached ring and one unattached ring).

              I cannot tell which bit the Mikmar is like.

              "He lives in a cocoon of solipsism"

              Charles Krauthammer speaking about Trump


              • #8
                Originally posted by Lord Helpus View Post

                EDITED to add: I have a horse who has a lovely soft mouth. Problem is, he wants to drop beind the bit; I am looking for something he will lean into, and which is still strong enough so the rider can get him to listen.

                He is a jumper, so unconventional bets are fine.
                A Wilson is considered a pretty harsh bit due to the jaw squeezing aspect of the floating rings. Often used for driving for that reason. With a bit of luck you've already tried one on your soft mouthed horse tho!
                PSSM / EPSM and Shivers Forum


                • #9
                  Agree--that's not a bit for a soft mouthed horse.

                  For what you describe, it's not the bit, it's the hands that use it. A good, alert rider can keep a horse from dropping back before it happens.

                  Why get complicated? Simple snaffle does the job more often than not. If you want him to lean on it, use a Mullen mouth snaffle.

                  But it's more a rider problem than a horse one, IME.


                  • #10
                    Another vote for something other than the scourrier-- the mouthpiece for those is usually squared off and quite sharp-- my soft-mouthed horse who also dropped behind the bit was hugely offended by it.


                    • #11
                      Wilson snaffles are pretty common in the driving world, http://www.idealharness.com/product_...oducts_id=3114
                      Kanoe Godby
                      See, I was raised by wolves and am really behind the 8-ball on diplomatic issue resolution.


                      • #12
                        Wouldn't that double ring bit be likely to pinch the lips?

                        I have such a horse; soft, and will go behind the vertical with pulling, but a bit of a jerk and needs to be set back occasionally. I use the shortest shank Tom Thumb with a nice fat snaffle mouthpiece and padded curb chain, and 99% of the time, the curb rein is draped, but ready for action on my little finger.
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                        • #13
                          I have 1..I would sell it...let me know..Lrjenterprises@verizon.net