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  1. #1
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    Question Size 6" Mouth - Gag/Elevator Bits?

    I've spent 2 days trying to source a bit online and so I thought I'd ask for help!

    My draft cross just chewed threw his 6" Happy Mouth 2-ring elevator bit...so I need to toss it out and get something similar in metal.
    No more Happy Mouth for him!

    He's got a duckbill of a mouth, so he wears a 6" bit.

    Looking for a double joint - either French link or oval mouth or such.

    2-ring elevator/gag, or possibly a wonder bit or such gag-type with just a little bit of leverage.

    A three ring is too much leverage, and while I have found those online in a size 6" - I guess I could just always attach the reins to the 2nd ring and not the 3rd ring?

    thanks!
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    Stubben makes this one, which is a 3 ring, but as you said, maybe just use the second ring:
    http://stubbennorthamerica.com/produ...-ring-gag-bit/
    Their steeltec butterfly bit is nice, but tops out at 5 3/4



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    Cool find, Hinderella, I like that - thank you.

    They are calling it a 3-ring, but it's shanks are shorter, seems more like a 2-ring, so that's perfect, for me anyway.

    Question - would you add rubber bit guards?

    I've seen rubber bits guards that snap open and shut, so there's not stretching and pulling to get them on...



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    I haven't used bit guards, but I'm sure you could try the snap on ones.
    The Stubben golden wings bit has a sort of built in guard, but again, it tops out at 5 3/4. Some tack shops will let you return bits, so I suppose you could try it. It looks like this:
    http://stubbennorthamerica.com/produ...gs-3-ring-gag/
    I love my Stubben bits. I'm fortunate that my pony wears a pretty standard 5" so I can often find them on eBay.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hinderella View Post
    I haven't used bit guards, but I'm sure you could try the snap on ones.
    The Stubben golden wings bit has a sort of built in guard, but again, it tops out at 5 3/4. Some tack shops will let you return bits, so I suppose you could try it. It looks like this:
    http://stubbennorthamerica.com/produ...gs-3-ring-gag/
    I love my Stubben bits. I'm fortunate that my pony wears a pretty standard 5" so I can often find them on eBay.
    My draft cross measures (and wears) a 6" loose ring snaffle. However, I use the Golden Wings gag in a 5 3/4" size with no issues, due to the built in guard.

    I just ordered some of those snap-on bit guards to try with a different 5 3/4" bit. I hope they work!



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