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Toggle and elevator bits
When you have a horse that often sits on the rein or pulling against the rein, a toggle or an elevator bit may be the right one. Mary's Tack and Feed offers a wide range of these efficient and high qualitiy bit in all shapes and dimensions, allowing you to build a fully custom set-up that is suitable for both you and your horse.
Store bites from top labels like Stubben, Beris and Happy Mouth for some of the cheapest rates you'll find anywhere on-line. Mary in' s provides the Nathé Elevator bit for a soft and efficient contact, perfect for youngsters or those with more delicate moles. At Mary`s Tack and Feed we offer almost every kind of lift or toggle, from low-speed ring toggle to full buckle toggle.
That'?s an expert answer: Three Ring Snaffle Bit
Reply by Margie Goldstein-Engle with Jay Shuttleworth: Pulling back with the reins on one of the lower circles, the upper ring moves forward and draws the cheeks down, putting the horse's forehead under tension and stimulating it to lower its helm. Sideparts work like the legs of a full-jaw bridle, and help to control the horse by pushing against the outside of his face in one turn.
For some of my larger, more powerful ponies I use a three-ring bridle plier because it makes it easier for me to hold them in my hands so that they can quickly balance and turn better so that we can drive more quickly. In a tournament I can take full advantage of his ability to adapt, according to how a horse heats up and what the league requires.
Usually at home my dressage horse is trained in a simple bridle. When the horse is lightweight and listens, I use the second ring. You can make your horse rigid and cavernous if you trap it in its jaws over a rail. These long legs enlarge each movement, make contacts and release it.
For example, a large trigger in front of a gate can give the false alarm to your horse when his thighs "snap" forward and his teeth in his or her mouth, especially when you want the nozzle to stand upright. Something with a similar effect and much less annoyance is the ring bridle.
The cheek piece is attached to an inward sling at 12 o'clock and the reins to another sling at 5 o'clock. The fixation of the jaw and reins in relation to each other gives you the buoyancy and lever effect of the three-ring bridle - but without its rigour. Olympia vet and seven-time AGA rider of the year.
Connecticut, California-based bit-engineer Jay Shuttleworth makes customized kits for Margie and other top drivers in all fields. Initially, this tale was published in the September 2002 edition of Practical Horseman journal. More information about bytes can be found in Decide Which Bit is Best for Your Horse, a free leader from MyHorse Daily.