Bit Help Please

Beth_Dennise

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I have a problem with bits at the moment. My horse was in a 5 1/2" which was small for him you could see clearly it was too short for him so i went to buy a 6". However now I have the problem where the bit is slightly big. I'd rather have it big then too small but i don't know what to do which it.

He is comfortable in it which was my main concern but he's okay.
 

Jessey

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I'd prefer a little big to a little small too, Could you add biscuits to take up a little slack? Can you not buy 5.75"? All mine have been 5.5" or below so no idea :)
 
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Jessey is right, she has said exactly what I'd of suggested too and probably others will agree too. x
 
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newforest

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I would probably get the 5 3/4 and send the 6 back.
The mouth is so sensitive that any unnecessary movement from one being too big can bruise or irritate.

We are 5 1/4 in the current bit but we're 5.5" in a different type.
 
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