A "bit" of advice needed

M

my belle

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Hi- I'm after a new bit for Belle I have measured her mouth which is 5" her current snaffle bit is 6" is that the right size ?

Sorry there's so much to learn that you never think to ask when your having your lessons !! Every day a new question !! Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease HELP !
 
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M

my belle

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Thanks thats great - now know where to begin !! Its a loose ring snaffle so thankfully she is wearing the right size.

I Wonder if you might be able to help me with my other dilemma - girths - when measuring them so you include the buckles or just the girth between ?

Sorry to be a pain but currently on a major learning curve !!!!
 
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The old way we were taught was to lay the girth down and measure from the end of the buckle tongue nearest to the girth along the length of the girth to the other bottom of the buckle tongue the other end, that's the saddler's way of measuring up, it gives you a far more accurate measurement and also allows for stretch of the girth strap leather.

In answer to your question though, the new modern way is to measure from end of buckle to the other end of the buckle the other side. Hope this makes sense?
Oz :)
 
M

my belle

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Thanks Really appreciate the help. Oh by the way yes it did make sense !!

Thanks again

Ann xx
 
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