Sara asked in PetsHorses · 8 years ago

Starting a barrel horse??? Bit choices?

I usually ride him in a 3 peice snaffle and many different types of shanks/ transition bits. Someone had mentioned using a twisted O-ring snaffle for starting my horse on barrels? what are your opinions on Twisted O-ring snaffles?/

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    I use a twisted O-ring snaffle on my barrel horses. I find that they respond better to that

  • 8 years ago

    In my opinion if you need a bit your horse needs more training. All my horses are trained to ride in just a halter and I can jump, herd cows, and run barrels.

    But if you have to have a bit a very mild snaffle. You should be neck reining not hauling on your horses mouth.

  • Carl
    Lv 5
    8 years ago

    A plain snaffle is all you need. If you think you need more bit, you don't. What you need is better training.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

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