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hello sir. why do we use eggbutt bits on racehorses? what is the purpose of them?

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HI  WELL, WHEN YOU HAVE A DIFFICULT HORSE TO TRAIN, YOU GO THROUGH LOTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF EQUIPMENT, SO THIS PARTICULAR TYPE OF BIT MAY HELP SOME HORSES. KIND OF FILLS THE MOUTH AND MAKES THE HORSE FEEL LIKE HE HAS A LOT OF CONTROL IN HIS MOUTH. ALWAYS TRY THE LEAST CONTROLING BIT AT FIRST, THEN GO TO THE NEXT TYPE TILL YOU FIND OUT WHICH WILL FIT YOUR HORSE THE BEST.  THANKS ed hess

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Ed Hess

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Have trained thoroughbreds for 30 odd years. Have been a licensed trainer for that long of time. I continue to train my race horses and thoroughly enjoy every day.

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Experience: Licensed trainer for over 30 yrs. Have had lots of winners in all different types of races - from bottom claimers to top quality stakes winners. My best money winner was Aristocratic Cross (multiple stakes winner). My best claiming horse was Navajo Family, winner of 12 races in one year. I still enjoy racing a modest stable of horses each year.

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