Bit help

lovecharles

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17year old 16.2hh IDxTB needs some brakes! When his old owners came to see him the other day, they went pale when i told them I ride him in a snaffle. I alwasy thought he was a bit strng :p
anyway, they said to get him in a Kimblewick with chain and a market harborough.
i have never ridden in anything other than snaffle and cavesson or falsh noseband. Any information on either pieces of tack and how to use them will be much appriciated!
 

millitiger

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if you are happy in the snaffle why change?

and what does he do to be strong? head up, head down, leaning, crossing his jaw?
 

hellybelly6

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A Market Harborough is for horses who tend to have a high head carriaged and it is used to help them round rather than a control device.

A Kimblewick is a good bit for horses who again have a high head carriage as the action of the bit lowers the head.

As you feel he is strong, have you considered a flash, trans-lozenge linked snaffle and a running martingale? Your horse could be throwing his head up due to the nutcracker action of a single jointed snaffle and trying to avoid the squeezing of this tongue and the mouth piece digging into the roof of his mouth.
 
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