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What way should the bit face ? -need help fast-

Discussion in 'Tack & Saddlery' started by xysabelx, May 16, 2009.

  1. xysabelx

    xysabelx New Member

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    I was taking apart and cleaning Mollies bridle (for the first time, i usually just clean it without taking it apart) and i realised a had no idea what way the bit should face (she has a full cheek snaffle, no french link or anything..), so i put it back together with the bit in a way that if i was the horse, the bit would be able to bend (im thinking this is the wrong word ??) the whole way in my mouth, it wouldnt be able to bend tho whole way the oppsosite way to where the rider would be... I hope this makes sense :confused: ??

    Well anyways, is it the right wayy ? I dont want to end up hurting Mollie or anything.. ??
     
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    It should curve outwards...
    sorry thats not a very well described description :eek:

    I think you've got it right?
     
  3. X-Rosie-X

    X-Rosie-X New Member

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    its hard to describe! the bit should curve slightly and if you hold the bit as if you were pulling the reins the joint should point to the front teeth. if that makes sense :eek:
     
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  5. StormyJ

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    From what you've described I think it needs to go the other way.
    When you fold it in half, so that the cheeks meet, think of the point facing forwards, out of her mouth.
    When you hold the bridle up, the bit should form a V pointing towards the ground, folded the easy way.
    Hope that helps! :)
     
  6. Henrietta1

    Henrietta1 New Member

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    Without actually seeing what you did I couldn't commit myself on this but most bits have a fairly clear right and wrong way. Best thing is to ask someone who knows what they are doing to look at it.
     
  7. Riley Roo

    Riley Roo New Member

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    If you look down at the bit from above, the shape of the bit should naturally curve in one direction - hold the bridle as if you were putting it on your self and attach the bit so that the curve goes towards you - does that make sense? I know what i mean but it's hard to explain...:D
     
  8. -x-laurrie-x-

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    Thats a brilliant description :)
     
  9. Elly Koopman

    Elly Koopman New Member

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    If it has one join in the middle of the bit then when in the horse mouth it will fold so that the cheek bits will touch. If it is in the wrong way then the cheek pieces won't touch as the curve of the snaffle bit will prevent it.
     
  10. Elly Koopman

    Elly Koopman New Member

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    Try this site - might give you an idea :)
     
  11. xysabelx

    xysabelx New Member

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    Just took pictures because im still not sure whether its right or wrong ? :D
    They will be uploaded in a bit =]
     
  12. Louki

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    wrong way round )
     
  13. xysabelx

    xysabelx New Member

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    Pictures are in my album btw =] Cant post them up here now caus i havnt yet firgured out how ?
     
  14. Elly Koopman

    Elly Koopman New Member

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    looks okay to me :)
     
  15. SallyLoofah

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    yup just looked at pics and youv got it the right way! :)
     
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