Jointed Nathe Bits - Experiences/Reviews?

Willow1306

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My horse currently goes very well in his straight bar loose ring Nathe, however I am now needing a little more precision for turns jumping. I've tried him in an NS starter bit and a basic Myler eggbutt, but he's just not as happy and can be quite sensitive in them. He's not a strong horse, so that isn't a worry.

I'm therefore wondering about a jointed Nathe, but I can't really find any reviews about them and i'm too poor to just pay out for one without it being a well informed decision.

Would appreciate any reviews.
 

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How about a jointed happy mouth bit??

My wee TB mare was a bit heavy in the hand in a nathe outside the school, and I found she went great in a double jointed happy mouth loose ring (it has a plastic roller in the middle joint - event dressage legal too)

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I had a nathe dutch gag for my lad for jumping in, he was quite happy in it. He was a big lad and fine in a snaffle the rest of the time but I am only little and found he was inclined to grab hold and charge off jumping. It meant I could hold with a much lighter hand rather than a tug of war. Mine had a roller in the middle too.
 

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Thanks. I'm not a big fan of happy mouths - I don't think the material is as nice as the nathes.

I might see if my local tack shop has a jointed one in that I can look at, to see how the joint is in RL.
 

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My niece used one only at shows so it was used about 20 times and it broke causing a nasty fall. I researched on the internet and found four other cases so I will not use them. The horse is not strong, very light in fact.
 
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