Tamara Gillingham Jumping | 3 Questions | 0 Answers

What sort of bits does everyone recommend for a tb showjumping ? He always has his mouth open and in currently in a French link.

What sort of bits does everyone recommend for a tb showjumping ? He always has his mouth open and in currently in a French link.
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Maybe something with rollers? That worked for one of my horses!
I agree with Lucy Balmer! Try a variety of gentle bits... don't use anything harsh that could make it worse.
A Waterford bit. Horses who like to open their mouths usually like to take the bit and play with it. A Waterford has so many links that it just bends when they try to play with it so they can't clinch. Hope that helps!
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If his mouth is open, he's showing you he is in great discomfort. I advise you don't buy a flash noseband as this does not solve the problem and hides the pain he is showing.
All I can advise is that you try a variety of different bits. All horses are suited to different ones. The bit you use depends greatly on your horse's mouth anatomy.
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