Leather Snaffle Bits for Sale

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  1. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    I've started making leather snaffles. They are harness leather with either 2 1/2 or 3" rings. I can make them any size. They are hand stitched and slicked with veggie oil to help make them safer for the horse. I can also do a double stitch instead of a single like shown in the pictures.I can possibly make one on a shank, but I would have to figure that out.

    Prices are $20 plush shipping and handling. Larger bits, 6" and up will be $25 plush S&H.

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  2. Rant

    Rant Senior Member+

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    I have never heard of using a leather bit, what is the benefits and differences from using a traditional bit?
     
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    LiveLoveRide Senior Member+

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    this is neat!!!
    *subscribing*
     
  4. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    Rant, the leather snaffles conform to the mouth better than traditional snaffles do. You dont have to worry about the nut cracker effect either. If you have a horse with an abnormal width, extremely wide, or abnormally narrow, I can customize the bit width to fit the horse.

    I've had good success with the ones I've used, my gelding isn't too fond of bits in general, but he liked the leather one a bit better. I've also seen horses who would take a leadrope for practice, but when it came right down to taking a traditional snaffle, she wouldn't take one. We tried a leather snaffle on her, and she took it pretty as you please.
     
  5. e_watson09

    e_watson09 Senior Member+

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    How much would you charge for a 5"?
     
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    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    $20 plus shipping and handling. Prices are negociable though, so if that doesnt sound reasonable to you, feel free to suggest a price.
     
  7. e_watson09

    e_watson09 Senior Member+

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    Let me think about it because I really don't think I'll ever use it I am just starting to collect bits again and I have never seen anything like this before.
     
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    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    Haha, I hear ya. I have that problem as well.
     
  9. e_watson09

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    Are you open to trades at all?
     
  10. barrel_racer64

    barrel_racer64 Senior Member

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    Possibly, it would depend since I already have most everything I need.
     

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