Westen SS Dogbone Copper Roller O-Ring Bit
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Would this bit be good for a 13yro Arabian who is soft in the mouth and really dislikes the dee ring snaffle w/copper link? She tosses her head a lot with the bit I currently use.
Best Answer: Every horse is different with what bit he or she likes. It would be hard for me to tell if she would like this one or not. With my experience with O rings and D rings is that O rings move through the mouthpiece when you pick up the reins and I believe that helped my colt know when I was picking up the reins to cue him to do something. I also have used two joint snaffles with him and he didn't like them as well, so I stuck with one jointed snaffles that were curved to fit over his tongue better and he responded much better to those. This bit isn't curved as much (if really at all) as I'd like it and I highly doubt I'll ever put it in a horse's mouth just for this reason. I'm a strong believer in curved mouthpieces to fit in their mouths better.
So long story short, it would be hard for me to tell if it would work with your horse. You just have to keep buying bits and keep trying them till you find the special one that they love. It's a lot of money spent, but you will end up with your own little bit tack shop so when you ever need a different bit, you already have it! What other bits has your horse been in?