|February 18, 2009||Posted by Melinda under Uncategorized|
I wanted to mention briefly what bits I used with what horse. This was suppose to go into the “Obsessions” post but I already mentioned my brain took a vacation the last couple of days.
Farley’s favorite bit is a french link baucher (also called a drop cheek snaffle). I tried a bunch of different bits with Farley and figured out very quickly she cannot handle plate pressure that occurs with a single joint. She did OK with a narrow (when I say “narrow” in relation to a bit, I am referring to the diameter of the bars, not the width of the mouthpiece), solid pelham, but it wasn’t “the one”. She likes the french link baucher. she eats and drinks well with it, is rateable during rides, and is soft. Farley does NOT do well in just a halter (been there, tried that…..), however I rode her in a mechanical hackamore in the arena and she did OK. I might try her in one on the trail tomorrow. She’s strong, but not racey during endurance rides, so it might work.