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Both my team have outgrown their 6 inch o-ring snaffles. They are starting to pinch. I definitely need to move up to a 6.5 inch, and one is still growing fast. He could possibly wind up in a 7 inch. However, I can't find anywhere that sells larger than 6 inch in a standard jointed team bit (o-ring snaffle). I have no desire to switch bits, as they do just fine with these. One alternative I considered is a full-cheek snaffle, which I like for riding, but it has the same mouthpiece. I wasn't sure a full-cheek would be good for team driving, though. Perhaps a half-cheek? I've also found eggbutt snaffles in 6.5 inch (probably the most common non-shanked bit in that size). FTR, I've tried Bowman,, and most standard internet equine supply stores. They all have small draft and smaller--nothing over a 6" (except the eggbutt).

Does anyone have large horses, and where do you find the larger sized bits?

Pete says 2015-12-21 14:56:48 (CST)

Aaron Martin harness.

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

T.Nichols says 2015-12-21 20:42:00 (CST)

Redgate.....I have custom built bits for over 35 yrs, if you can't find the size you need I can make them any size and any design you want.

3 years ago via Forums | Front Porch Forum

Sharon says 2015-12-22 08:53:04 (CST)

I can get 7 inch O ring snaffle bits for you fairly inexpensively from one of my suppliers. I have a harness and saddle shop in SD, but can have it drop shipped if you wish. PM me if you are interested, my email is in my member profile. Big Sioux Saddlery is the name of my shop if you want to Google it, and there is a FB page as well.

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