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Date Posted: 15:55:13 06/10/09 Wed
Author: gj
Subject: what bit? trail
In reply to: Jennifer 's message, "What type of bit for trail riding" on 06:01:19 06/10/09 Wed

Get another trainer!! Build trust, softness, response. Don't ride on the trail unless you/horse is ready. A harsh bit will NOT hold back a horse that REALLY refuses. Someone will get hurt.

>Hi, I own a 4 yr. old gelding whom I have just started
>to bit. I bought him a KK ultra full cheek. He is
>doing beautifully! Prior, I had been just riding in a
>bosal and he responds on a dime. Recently I had
>thought about taking him to a trainer for 30 days to
>put some miles on him, well he informed me that he
>would NOT use my bit and instead would use a "wonder
>bit". This is a regular snaffle quite thin and he has
>it on the last ring for a pretty good amount of
>leverage. He informed me I would need more control on
>the trail??? What the heck is that supposed to mean! I
>want my horses mouth to stay soft! At any rate, I was
>just curious what the other Friesian people
>use.........On any horse I have ever owned, I have
>never had to use anything more than a snaffle (mine is
>a double joint).
>I would appreciate any and all opinions.
>
>Sincerely,
>
>Jennifer

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Replies:

  • What type of bit for trail riding -- Cathy, 05:18:35 06/14/09 Sun
  • Correction - What type of bit - exact name -- Cathy, 05:49:37 06/14/09 Sun

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