Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Bit It Up: Blog Hop

Another cool blog hop from Viva Carlos :)

I want to hear all about what bit you ride your current beastie in and why! 

This is the closest picture I can find of the Semi Feral Mare's bit.  It's a copper alloy type bit, loose ring, with a bean in the center.  The high percentage copper is supposed to increase acceptance and salivation.  Not sure about that, but it still seems like the winner in the bit ring so far.

I also have some regular French links, both in D rings and loose rings.  The loose ring one is what the Semi Feral Filly is currently in.

The loose ring french link used to be my deceased mare Star's old bit. 

Because I ride Arabian horses, I think it is important to try and find something that is comfortable for a horse with a low palate and often these horses are more at ease in a bit with three pieces, rather than a regular snaffle with two pieces, so to speak.

Both horses have soft mouths, so I don't really find it necessary to bit more bit in their mouth at this point.

However, I have a bit collection problem, so I would have no issues switching out bits if I would like to try something a bit different.

I did for a brief while have the SFM in a slow twist and didn't find as much improvement, rather just avoidance, so back in the bit box it went.

How about you?  What do you ride in and why?


  1. So interesting to see everyone's bits!

  2. I love copper and copper alloy bits.

    1. Absolutely. I don't have many of the fancy german silver or composite bits, but have had good luck with copper alloy bits.

  3. I wish I could have found a French Link, but the regular D-ring snaffle is literally all they had... sigh. I'll keep my fingers crossed. If he doesn't like it I can always order one online or beg and borrow hehe.


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