Dog bone, tear drop shank curb bit

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  1. KathyH

    KathyH Registered

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    Is anyone familiar w/this type bit and if so....pros and cons?


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    I have an 8 year old Morgan mare that was started when she was 5 years old, had about 5 months of training on her, then for the next 6 months she was ridden on occasion.
    She was then leased for the next approx. 18 months, had a foal. We bought her last August as a "green broke" 8 year old.
    I have been using a twisted wire O-Ring Snaffle and the above bit was recommend last year by a trainer as "her favorite" bit for horses once they get past the snaffle.
    She is used for pleasure only, schooling in the arena and lots of trail rides.
    With the swivel shanks would this bit be used both as side pull and straight?
    Thank you!

    Kathy
     






  2. aBreeze

    aBreeze Senior Member+

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    I have that bit... but rarely use it. I dont like the shanks + broken mouth piece, thoug it is double broke. When you pull, it will point upwards into the roof up the mouth... I dont see why you can just keep her in a snaffle? If shes going good in it, and you dont need to move up for show purposes, Id continue what I was doing. No reason to up the bite, if the horse works with less...
     
  3. cd_horton

    cd_horton Senior Member+

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    I really like the myler bits for moving up after a snaffle, they are great for being able to isolate one side of the horse without effecting the other side. They are well worth the money and last a long time.
     
  4. saylesgirl

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    I like the bit. Depending on the horse, it's one of the bits I choose to progress my horses out of a snaffle.
     
  5. KathyH

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    Thanks for the info :) ....she really isn't "going good" in it which is why I am trying the new bit which seems to be working well.
     
  6. KathyH

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    I have a couple of the Myler bits and the two that I have bought just seem to be a bit to "thick" and wide for her mouth. But I have heard great things about the Mylers.
     
  7. KathyH

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    Thanks! So far I really like it and my mare seems happy with it too.
     

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