Horses - Behavior Issues, Breaking and Training/straight bar V single joint bit

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hello ma'am, do straight bar un jointed bit give more comfort in the horse mouth which have got large tongue or low palate than single joint bit?

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No bit is necessarily comfortable for a horse but no, a straight bar bit does not make it more comfortable, its the jointed bits that makes gives them more comfort since it has a bit of a leave way in the horses mouth especially when they have a large tongue or a low palate. But, if your horse is giving you any trouble with bits switch it to any short shank hackamore and try again.

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Aryelle L. Dyer

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I can answer any questions about Western Equine behavioral issues, training advice, and how to pick a horse to fit your needs and expertise.

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I have been riding and training horses my whole life. I am a professional barrel racer, horse trainer and riding instructor. I have been correcting behavioral issues with many horses and training horses from the start.

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My education with horses comes from family and friends who are also experts in the Equine area.

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Several play day trophies and belt buckles, and Washington state Junior Barrel's Reserve high point (only because I knocked down a barrel, I would have been the state champion.)

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