Measuring a bit's thickness

PaulaO
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Measuring a bit's thickness

Postby PaulaO » Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:48 pm

I have a KK loose ring bit. It was Bob's, purchased over 20 years ago. I know it's too thick for Miss A. How do I measure the thickness? More precisely, WHERE do I measure the thickness? At the end of the bit that connects to the rings, or at the middle of the bit where it connects to the lozenge?

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Re: Measuring a bit's thickness

Postby Canyon » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:54 pm

For dressage, the USEF Rulebook (DR121) says - "The diameter of the snaffle mouthpiece must
be minimum 10 mm diameter at rings or cheeks of the mouthpiece (exception: for ponies, the diameter may be less than 10 mm)." I think calipers are used for measurement.

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Re: Measuring a bit's thickness

Postby Moutaineer » Sun Mar 11, 2018 5:41 am

If you don't know the thickness, and don't happen to have a pair of calipers lying around, I just took mine with me to the tack store and said "I want one like this but thinner."

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Re: Measuring a bit's thickness

Postby redsoxluvr » Thu May 03, 2018 3:22 am

If you have a picture I can probably tell you what size it is.

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Re: Measuring a bit's thickness

Postby Ryeissa » Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:35 pm

Canyon wrote:For dressage, the USEF Rulebook (DR121) says - "The diameter of the snaffle mouthpiece must
be minimum 10 mm diameter at rings or cheeks of the mouthpiece (exception: for ponies, the diameter may be less than 10 mm)." I think calipers are used for measurement.



Yes, use calipers right to the inside of the rings. I've eyeballed with a measuring tape too, but obviously not as accurate.


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