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JP Korsteel Hunter Dee - Copper Oval Link

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The JP Korsteel Hunter Dee - Copper Oval Link is a bit with a classic, traditional look and updated link. Made from Copper, the link encourages horses to salivate and play with the bit. This bit is great for horses who need incentive taking contact from a normal snaffle.

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  • Copper link encourages horses to accept the bit

 

Key Specifications
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Mouthpiece Style: Snaffle
  • Cheek Style: Dee ring
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Available in 4 3/4", 5", 5 1/2" 12mm thick
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Material Stainless steel
Mouthpiece Style Snaffle
Cheek Style Dee ring
Thickness 12mm
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    JP Korsteel Hunter Dee - Copper Oval Link is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 85.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I bought this for my large hunter pony. She was previously in a snaffle dee ring, but I wanted something with the larger hunter dee. She is also more willing to accept contact and chew on the bit in this compared to the snaffle.
    Date published: 2017-02-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nicely made, rings are not too big. Size up My mare normally takes a 5" but can go up to 5 1/4". With this bit, I definitely needed a 5 1/2" - it bends so much (which isn't bad) that you will need to size up with this one.
    Date published: 2016-09-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from great addition to bit wardrobe My TB/Hano loves this bit. I had him in a loose ring happy mouth snaffle, which was fine, but I didn't feel like he was listening quite as well as I wanted. I've used a full-cheek copper Dr. Bristol on him at shows but that is way too harsh for daily schooling and I wanted something in between to try at shows. I knew he was used to the copper and I liked the rounded bean in the middle of this so thought I'd try it. He loves it. He is soft and accepting in the mouth but responsive when I need it. So happy I found this happy medium. He has a dainty head and I worried that the large D-rings would overwhelm him, but it actually looks fine. I feel this is a good bit to have in your arsenal. I am going to get another one for my mare. The bean in the middle seems large, but since my horse loves it, I'm not complaining.
    Date published: 2016-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for my OTTB! My OTTB loves this bit. He had been ridden in a loose ring, but I wanted to switch to the D-ring, as we have our sights set on the hunters. My trainer immediately noticed the change, thought the bit looked great on him and thought he seemed to be enjoying it!
    Date published: 2016-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Goldilocks Bit! I adore this bit! It works so well on my Morgan mares. They all readily accept it, far better than other bits. I am actually in the process of ordering a second one, so I don't have to swap it out. Highly recommend!
    Date published: 2016-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit My OTTB really likes this bit. It's an affordable option to the Sprenger KK.
    Date published: 2016-05-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good bit Good bit for a good price, the copper oval was larger than I expected but my thoroughbred does like it. I would recommend this product.
    Date published: 2016-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves this bit! I bought this bit about a month ago and love it! My off track tb does too, especially with the copper. Definitely recommend!
    Date published: 2016-04-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good use as a bit we bought it for a horse that it seems to work very well on
    Date published: 2016-04-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bit My horse is doing quite well with this bit. We are learning dressage together and he is more accepting with each lesson.
    Date published: 2016-04-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I love this bit! My mare lunges, hacks, and jumps 3'6" courses in this bit. She loves the copper so much that she dives to take the bit (used to have bridling issues) and holds onto it for an extra minute when I take the bridle off. It's very easy to clean as well.
    Date published: 2016-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome bit My 6 year old TB mare loves this bit. I bought it for her because she was tossing her head a bit with her plain eggbutt snaffle, and I really wanted to try something less harsh for her. I've had this bit for about 8 months now, and I have been using it on her every ride and she loves it. She is super soft in the bit and is very willing to bend and flex and stay round the entire ride. I wouldn't use this bit with my very hard mouthed Mustang mare, just because it isn't a strong bit, but it works phenominally well on my soft mouthed TB.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality for an Affordable Price! So far so good! Wasn't really seeing behavior changes or rudeness while riding but I always wondered how my little gelding would do in something like this rather than a regular snaffle. There was a noticeable difference the minute I put it in his mouth. He loves it that's for sure. Highly recommend. Will see how long the bit holds its quality. Just purchased and only used a few times.
    Date published: 2016-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bit Nice, soft bit. I've found with the bigger one that I have that sometimes the joints aren't as flexible as the smaller one that I have. Overall good quality. My one horse went so nicely in it that I tried my other and he loves it too!
    Date published: 2016-01-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bit Horse loves this bit- the copper center is wonderful!
    Date published: 2015-10-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from For soft mouths All three of my geldings like this bit. They have soft mouths and the larger size and copper center encourages them to accept the bit.
    Date published: 2015-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A big hit with my pony! My pony loves copper mouth bits, so I was sad to retire her snaffle, which was too big for her. She had already firmly rejected a new, non-copper bit (she would shut her teeth against it HARD) so I worried that she would reject this one, too. Nope—she loves it! And it seems to make her salivate freely, so it's a hit with me, too!
    Date published: 2015-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves it He is going softer and happier. The big D looks great on his face which is smaller
    Date published: 2015-06-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter bit I bought this bit for a horse that had been ridden in mainly western curb bits. He seems to really like the bit and salivates nicely in it. It's a great bit.
    Date published: 2015-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this bit as a lunging bit as my mare goes in a ported bit normally. She loved this bit so much that I can school her in it as well and save the other bit for shows.
    Date published: 2015-05-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse LOVES this bit! My 20 year old Arab gelding has been going in a Dee ring snaffle for as long as I know. I decided to try something different, but not too different. This is essentially what he's used to but with the addition of a copper French link. I had no problems the first time I put it in his mouth and now he practically swallows it when I bridle him. He really likes the copper. Happy horse and happy rider.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bit for the price I have a 17 hands OTTB with a sensitive mouth & i've searched & searched for a thinner bit with copper and even willing to spend $170 for a good bit until I saw this JP Korsteel Hunter Dee. At first I thought the oval copper seemed big but when I put in on my horse it worked perfectly well and he loves it. The rings are a bit wider but since I have a big horse its OK because what I was looking for is a thinner bit because some bit may have smaller ring but the metal are so thick and bulky. My horse and I are so happy with this bit and I definitely recommend it.
    Date published: 2015-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Least expensive double-jointed D available from SP Needed a D bit to fit in at a hunter show. Since I don't do too many, I wanted the cheapest I could find provided it has a lozenge. It feels slightly large, but otherwise no complaints. Does what I need it to! Everything seems smooth and well-made.
    Date published: 2014-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit for a young rider! My daughter's pony is a very well schooled connemara gelding. This bit is very forgiving on the pony's mouth with a rider who is just learning to steer and may accidentally pull too hard. There has definitely been better communication between pony and rider since switching to this bit! Love that the copper link encourages him to salivate. I will definitely be purchasing more like this!!
    Date published: 2014-10-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Quality Bit This is a very nice bit. I unfortunately decided to return it because it seemed a bit heavy and clunky with the oval link, and I needed it for a pony with a small, refined mouth. I think it would be great for a larger mouthed horse, though!
    Date published: 2014-09-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bit, good price This is a quality bit at a great price, working well for us
    Date published: 2014-06-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good mouthpiece I love the mouthpiece but the D rings are way to big, especially for my cob size mare's head (wears a yearling halter). The D-Rings are big, and give a little too much bounce in the rein. This curved, slim mouth piece fits in the mouth well, and its nice to find a double link copper mouth. I have lent this out to other people as so many (hot and slow) horses like this mouth. I had better results with the same brand in a loose ring (much smaller rings) version.
    Date published: 2014-06-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Basic Bit Needed a D bit for a hunter show I entered. Seems to be of good quality for a good price tag. No rough spots and good solid weight.
    Date published: 2014-04-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My sensitive TB LOVES it! My young OTTB in training for eventing loves this bit. Very accepting and calm.
    Date published: 2014-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great quality bit As nice as more expensive bits and well made. Love this bit!
    Date published: 2014-02-11
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