A bit question?

xXGemblesXx

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I have another stupid question for you all.

At the moment I have got my girl in a loose ring, french link dutch gag (reins on the 1st ring). However she doesn't seem particularily happy in it and it rubs the corners of her mouth.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I could use instead? She is quite forward but generally listens *touches wood madly*
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Why have you got her in a dutch gag?
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Does she go in a snaffle? Is she strong, does she put her head up/down?
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Whats her schooling like?
 

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As above really. If shes forward but listens then just try her in loose ring snaffle.

Are her teeth up to date?
 

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If the reins are on the first ring, you might want to go to a french link snaffle? If you still like the bit, try putting rubber bit guards on it - the ones which are discs you slip over the rings (after lots of elbow grease and a tub of hot water ).
 

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If the reins are on the first ring, you might want to go to a french link snaffle? If you still like the bit, try putting rubber bit guards on it - the ones which are discs you slip over the rings (after lots of elbow grease and a tub of hot water ).

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or, in my case, after lots of elbow grease, a few tears, and a husband that takes pity on me... they are too impossible for words. it's like the rubber disc equivilent of childbirth.
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btw, ditto the above, loose ring, french link snaffle. no point in having her in gag if she doesn't need it.
 

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Well when we bought her we were advised to put her in the dutch gag because it meant I could fiddle with the leverage whilst I got to know her
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She's a very good girl normally but she does sometimes have a tendancy to get a bit over excited in fields, grab the bit and then chrage
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Schooling is improving veeerrryyy slowly
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she doesnt stop as well as she starts lets put it like that....
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If the reins are on the first ring, you might want to go to a french link snaffle? If you still like the bit, try putting rubber bit guards on it - the ones which are discs you slip over the rings (after lots of elbow grease and a tub of hot water ).

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Agreed. They are the most annoying things that have ever been invented
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that and those martingale stops.....
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