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26th Apr 2007, 05:31 PM
are they thinner than rubber bits?
Are they as flexible as a rubber bit, or more like a happymouth?
26th Apr 2007, 09:08 PM
They are shaped so you can use them like a jointed snaffle, thinner in the middle so they bend there, or 'upside down' when they act like a straight bar. I think they are closer to a rubber than a nylon like Happy Mouth but do wear very quickly!!
Happy Mouths ( the real ones with two 'bobbles') supposedly work on the accupressure points on the tongue whereas the others although branded are really just nylon bits.
27th Apr 2007, 08:31 AM
they are pretty bendy, yes. would agree they get eaten very fast! nice material though, less prone to rubbing or dragging than either rubber or happy mouth.
27th Apr 2007, 08:43 AM
I had my youngster in a Nathe french link for over a year and she loved it. I used it because it is very gentle and she went beautifully in it. They are only suitable for horses with wet mouths as they can chaff in a dry mouth, and my mare didn't chew it at all. I still often use it for schooling, but now need something a little stronger for hacking.
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