Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Another day, another bit...

So today was much better than yesterday...mostly because I only did 2 trot sets and one canter set.  Nothing stressful, just easy.  I practiced my half-seat which I currently suck at and tested yet another bit.

Today's bit du jour was a myler.  It's a full cheek with slots for the cheek pieces of the bridle and is shaped. It looks sort of like this:


Imagine this same bit except make it a full cheek.  It has copper inlay on the mouth and the joint is single.  It's covered by that barrel thingy.  I guess it was ok.  Still think I'll need something with a little more leverage but we'll see.

Thinking about putting Charlie on SmartGut.  He just doesn't seem to have a great coat and he cribs and while he isn't super nervous, something just makes me think this might be a good idea.  I suppose I've gone a bit beyond thinking as I ordered a 28-day supply to give it a whirl.  If I see a difference, I'll switch to the SmartPaks.  If anyone has any thoughts, good or bad, I'd love to hear them.  I'm obviously not a huge fan of spending money to spend money, but if it makes the pony happy...

A happy Charlie!


  1. So Henry is on Smartcombo (http://www.smartpakequine.com/smartcombo-pellets-9473p.aspx?cm_vc=Search) and I love it. Yes it is on the "pricer" side but for all the things you get it is a great deal. Henry eats it up and he can be a skeptical eater haha! Hope that helps! :)

    1. Thanks! That does make me feel better. I'll probably find a cheaper coat supplement to add onto the SmartGut (like SmartShine) to take advantage of the free shipping. I love SmartPak - I don't know how we did it before they came into existence. Thanks much for telling me about Henry's SmartPaks! :-)

    2. yep Smartpak seriously is awesome! I am sure you will find a perfect combo for Charlie :)