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What bit does Clinton Anderson use?

What bit does Clinton Anderson use?

snaffle bit
Clinton uses a snaffle bit on all his horses, and recommends riding in a snaffle bit when performing the exercises from the Method. Snaffle bits encourage lateral flexion, and lateral flexion is the key to vertical flexion.

Is a chain mouthpiece bit harsh?

Chain mouthpieces use either link or bicycle chain. These bits are very severe, and their use is generally frowned upon.

What bit is best for a horse with a sensitive mouth?

Thicker bits are often a good option for young or mouth sensitive horses as they can find the pressure of a thin bit to be sharp. If you’re after a thick bit, the Shires Brass Alloy Training Bit (pictured right) could be a good option as it’s 18mm wide.

What is an eggbutt snaffle bit used for?

Eggbutt Snaffle Uses One of the most commonly used English snaffle bits is the eggbutt snaffle. It is useful in training a young horse, general riding, and the beginning stages of dressage. Some horses are ridden their whole lives in this type of bit.

What’s the difference between an eggbutt and D-ring snaffle?

Eggbutt – this type of cheek keeps the bit stable and prevents rotation. It doesn’t pinch the lips so is tolerated better by some horses. D-ring – similar to the Eggbutt in that it doesn’t slide around, but with straight sides to help with steering.

What kind of mouthpiece is a snaffle bit?

The Snaffle configuration by itself is a mild bit and one of the most universally used mouthpieces. It can be thick and mild on the bars and tongue or more severe if it has a thin twisted wire mouthpiece. It can be combined with many variations such as a Copper Roller, Dr. Bristol, Dog Bone, or Lifesaver mouthpiece (a few shown below).

What’s the difference between a square mouthpiece and a smooth mouthpiece?

It is nice and soft, offering complete rate and lift for turns. Square Snaffle: square mouthpiece helps keep your horse from leaning on the bit and gives a little more bite than the smooth snaffle.

What’s the best snaffle ring for a horse?

Historically, horses could chew through copper mouthpieces, but hardening the metal makes that impossible while still providing the salivary benefits of copper. The fairly light rings don’t pinch the horse’s mouth. Fishback snaffle, made by Dale Tingle. Heavier rings give this bit more weight than the Hanson snaffle.

What should the snaffle be on a horse’s mouth?

The snaffle should just touch the corners of your horse’s mouth so that it can slide across his bars. It slides more readily when it’s not tight. Consider the connection. I prefer mouthpieces that have loop-to-loop connections, like those shown here.