Korsteel Twisted Copper Mouth Dr. Bristol Full Cheek Snaffle
A good outdoor bit
I bought this bit as an outdoor alternative to my gigantic TB who has both turning issues and started pulling outside, especially at the canter. I wasn't sure if this would be too much bit (his indoor bit is a copper mouth loose ring with an oval piece), but it ended up being perfect for his needs. He likes the taste of the copper, and the slow twist and Dr. Bristol only come into play if he isn't listening to the aids at all. However, because it has both the slow twist and the Dr. Bristol, I would recommend this only if the rider has pretty quiet hands. Also, make sure you use the bit keepers.
May 5, 2013
Good Hunter Possibility
I bought this bit on the recommendation of my trainer. I school my horse in a 3 ring, because he is a bit downhill and needs the leverage. This bit felt exactly like the 3 ring on the flat when properly used with bit keepers! Haven't jumped in it yet, but I'm sure it'll work great for us. I had been so worried about making a bit choice for the shows because he needs leverage. Now I have a bit that will be accepted in the hunter ring!
February 26, 2013
Great non pinching bit for the price
I had to get a bit for my horse for his hunter show. He tends to lean on the bit, so my trainer suggested this. I was initially worried if this bit pinches, but it looks like it doesn't. The beautiful shine went away rather quickly but not a poor quality item. I did not think that my horse would react copper mouth piece, but he is indeed liking it.
February 11, 2013
This is a great bit to have in your collection! I was having trouble finding just the right bit for my guy. He is a jumper, with a light mouth and a low palate. I had trouble finding the happy medium between a bit that he avoided contact at all or he would get low and heavy. This one did the trick and he is very happy in it. I jump him in this snaffle and flat him in a loose ring French link. The bit is well crafted, true to sizing, and excellently priced. However, I could see it being too harsh or ill-fitting if not properly adjusted with bit keepers.
January 8, 2013
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September 27, 2012
I use this bit to replace my rubber mullen pelham with my draft-cross. He doesn't hang on the bit as he did with the pelham, and he minds it well enough for trail rides. The Dr. Bristol sits great in his mouth with the aid of the bit keepers. This is a great bit.
April 26, 2012