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11th October 2009, 01:51 PM
For flat work i ride stan in a happy mouth full cheek snaffle with a roller/lozenge in the middle. He works beautifully in this but obviously happy mouths dont last forever and now its been a bit chewed and has some rough areas. I want to find a metal alternative but cant! I can only find copper bits with a roller/lozenge but really i want stainless steel.
Would a french link have the same effect as what im using now? Advice please!!!
Poppy and Harmony
11th October 2009, 04:39 PM
copper would be warmer than stainless steel, as is sweet iron, if thats what your after?
A french link would sit on his tongue similar to a lozenge but I believe lozenges promote salivation, I don't think french links do this
11th October 2009, 07:05 PM
im not sure if they come with hanging cheeks but i have a i think its called KY rotary its toally spinny on either side with a peanut in the middle and its steel, i got it off Roos equine store on Ebay, i think jefferies make them, you can have them with a proper full lozenge and a ball either side or a small ball in the middle
Copper bits and sweet iron bits, although more hardwearing than a happy mouth also can get shrap so need changing from time to time as well,
11th October 2009, 08:19 PM
Another alternative to those suggested above would be the wide barrel comfort myler snaffle - it has a rotating barrel in the centre. You can get them in full cheek.
12th October 2009, 12:16 AM
hmm, interesting thanks. Is there just a normal double jointed full cheek snaffle around?
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