|western bit, knockoff bit, sprenger bit|
It took me six months of searching, but I finally found an appropriate knock off this summer (for like $15), and it's been great.
Courage had an easy week due to needing some downtime/bodywork and I was online shopping for some stuff for my trainer. One of her requests was a giant, old, heavy single-jointed snaffle. She has one that she uses for starting colts, but she's working with a horse now that is HUGE and won't fit in the normal colt bridle and really needed a 6" version of her favorite bit.
So I found it for $10 shipped online and bought it for her. The only problem was that I also found a 5" version that was also $10 shipped.
And I like bits.
And hey, who doesn't need a colt starting bit for $10?
So I bought it and chucked it on a bridle. I hacked on the buckle in it one day and that was fine, but that proves nothing.
And omg. I think we have a new bit. Courage has a long history of being weird about contact, opinionated about bits and nosebands, and gaping his mouth open for giggles. Or gnashing his teeth--whichever sounds fun on any given day. He has one of the driest mouths I've ever been around. It's not optimal.
|Sprenger left, $10 bit right. IT"S SO FAT.|
Can it be? A $10 solution to a $225 problem?