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    Default driving bits

    Tommy is back being longreined after his couple of month break while I recovered from my c section he hadn't forgotton a thing was really proud of him


    However today was his first day in a Liverpool bit and unless I had it so tight he couldn't move he kept getting his tongue over the bit

    I would rather not use a flash as he did this ridden until we found his current bit a full cheek snaffle with copper roller in the centre I just wondered if there were any driving bits similar to this?

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    Yea you can get ported ones or copper roller ones, plenty to try, but driving bits are expensive so try eBay

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    You can get different mouthpieces with Liverpool cheeks, as TM said.

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    I'm genuinely interested here, is there any particular reason you wouldn't drive in 'any' bit? Ie, of there was a riding bit your horse liked, could you drive in it?

    As I said, genuinely curious as it's something I know nothing about!

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    No reason at all KC. I drove Moo in a copper link sweet iron snaffle at times
    Non driving bits get frowned upon for not being traditional in showing but If your horse goes well in a bit then stick with it I say

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    Thanks TM. Always wondered like everything with horses is steeped in tradition, then!

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    Both mine drive in the same bits as they're ridden in.

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    I used to drive my old girl in a French link just would like to have the "proper" look if possible for tommy as may show him

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