Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Viva Carlos Blog Hop: Bit It Up

I am new to the whole "Blog Hop" thing, but I've decided to try and participate in the weekly blog hops that L from Viva Carlos puts out. So, here goes!

This week, L wants to know: "I want to hear all about what bit you ride your current beastie in and why! "

I am kind of excited for this bloghop considering I literally just posted about thinking of trying to switch up Suzie's Western bit! I look forward to reading all the other participants replies and hopefully, perhaps there will be a Western-guru in there somewhere who has some advice!

Suz and I are quite boring when it comes to our bits.

For English, she rides in a Simple Loose Ring Snaffle. Nothing fancy. She rides in it no muss no fuss.

English Bit

For Western I have her in a Dog Bone Argentine Curb. Again, super simple bit.

Western Bit
She is less responsive in her Western bit, but I attribute that to the lack of curb chain/strap. I have bought one now so I will try it out and see. If she doesn't respond to that then I am going to be switching her to a Low Port Correction bit such as:

Proposed new Western bit?

1. Viva Carlos  10. PONY'TUDE  
2. 2LeftSocks  11. The $900 Facebook Pony  
3. Stories from the Saddle  12. Forging Fiction  
4. All In  13. Equestrian At Hart  
5. Eventing In Color  14. Wilbur, Ellie, and Emily  
6. Poor Woman Showing  15. DIY Rider  
7. Semi Feral Equestrian  16. Fly On Over  
8. Nanakorobi yaoki  17. The Owls Approve  
9. The Double Life  18. That Red Mare


  1. Western bits are so pretty! :) Watch Grayson will go in a snaffle lol

  2. Replies
    1. They are!! I've found even more so since I've transitioned to western riding.