Happy Wheel bit

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  1. eventerbabe

    eventerbabe Well-Known Member

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    Anyone used one of these? i'm keen to back kez bitless and i have a hackamore but was wondering what peoples opinions were on the happy wheel? ta :)
     
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  2. Pink's lady

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    Never used one but they're selling them at Robinsons on sale for £20............
     
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  3. eventerbabe

    eventerbabe Well-Known Member

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    yes, that's actually what prompted my question :D can't resist a bargin, especially if it might be more useful than the hackamore.
     
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  4. martini55

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    I think No_Angel has used one (sorry if I am mistaken) but it might be worth dropping her a pm :)
     
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  5. Yes I saw that. I think the idea/design is quite good.
     
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  6. jowyles

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    I just bought one oops slip of a few fingers on the keyboard :p so will let you know hopefully it will come one saturday.
     
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  7. Jetstreem

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    I got one recently, and I really like it. It feels just like riding with a normal bit, but I found my horse really reached down into the contact and went very nicely. The only thing I found a bit difficult was the steering, but then my horse likes to disappear off in whatever direction he chooses anyway, but I think he found it easier in the HappyWheel. But I definately give it a big thumbs up!

    Cerys :)
     
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  8. jowyles

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    Thumbs up here to but all the instructions in german! Dexter had no problems steering or anything in it :)
     
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  9. eventerbabe

    eventerbabe Well-Known Member

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    i know! i ended up ordering one but haven't had a chance to try it yet. Luckily i share an office with a german chap and he translated everything for me!
     
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  10. jowyles

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    Lucky you lol I just had to kind of look at the pictures and go from there, it works well how ive fitted it but I didnt get the other option for putting the reins on, the one where theres just a big line across the bit??
     
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    how does it work? i'd always want to back in the simplest and most basic bridle possible - i normaly start in a cavesson with reins, then double reins with cavesson and snaffle, then just snaffle. if i weregoign bitless i'd start with a scawbrig - not an english hackamore, which has the poll pressure i dont; want on a baby.
     
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  12. jowyles

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    It acts upon the chin and nose, which you can vary in strength, I guess it may have some poll pressure but only if you had it adjusted in a certain way that the wheel would turn so much when the reins are pulled, tho in the instructions it does say it works on the neck :S. I was quite impressed with it but im not sure I would break in in one as it still seems quite harsh which is why I felt ok to hack out in it.
     
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  13. sammyantha

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    I bought one from robinsons but it's HUGE and I can't find any smaller ones for sale anywhere :0(
     
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  14. jowyles

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    Yeh they are massive Dexter has a big shire horse head and its fitted on the tightest hole on him I tried it on my friends cob and it could have gone round twice! They only said horse size on robinsons site.
     
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  15. sammyantha

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    Gutted! I've found the LG bridle which is the same thing, but it's in america and it's £50 odd quid as opposed to £20. Ahh well.
     
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