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Hippus bit
« on: February 25, 2011, 11:28:54 PM »
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  • http://www.hippus.ch/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=1&Itemid=42

    Anyone using them? Not come across them before, interested in your opinions please  :D

    Bit expensive  :ohmy: but then so are some other makes  :-\

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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 11:47:34 PM »
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  • UK seller - deleted as no longer trading
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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #2 on: February 28, 2011, 01:58:41 PM »
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  • Bump!

    Someone must have an opinion  :whistle:

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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #3 on: February 28, 2011, 06:27:59 PM »
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  • Never heard of them.

    I don't know why, but it's the kind of website that I don't like the look of! 

    Didn't see anything that looked tempting in any way, thankfully!

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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 07:36:37 PM »
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  • I used a JP curved bit on my old TB, which I think is similar but a lot cheaper. The main difference I can see between the two is how the joint is made in jointed bits.

    Here's a link to the bit I used - http://www.thesaddleryshop.co.uk/P/JP_Korsteel_Half_Cheek_Snaffle-(381).aspx

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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #5 on: February 28, 2011, 07:55:05 PM »
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  • I use them, they are great. my friend is now the uk distributor.

    they are expensive but very well made.

    used them on 2 horses so far that disliked sprenger, NS and myler.
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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #6 on: February 28, 2011, 07:59:40 PM »
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  • Do you use the loose ring of the eggbutt Woody?

    Will also have a look at the jp bits thanks nix  :)

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    Re: Hippus bit
    « Reply #7 on: October 18, 2013, 08:26:22 PM »
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  • Just come across this. I use a Hippus on my young mare. She is quite fussy in the mouth at present, some of which is I believe her 'stress' outlet. Her previous, good, owner tried many bits to find something she liked and had her in a copper wrapped single jointed snaffle prior to me buying her. In order to keep things as simple as possible at the start of her education I tried the Hippus as a precursor to potentially putting her in something with a port. She likes the Hippus so much I have left it in. There is no knobbly joint, it's replaced by a hinge arrangement which causes the bit to become a Mullen mouthpiece when it is still.
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