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        12-16-2011, 08:04 AM
      #11
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Icrazyaboutu    
    23!? DANG! She looks GREAT! :)
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by soenjer55    
    WOW. She looks amazing at 23!!
    Thanks! She is great for her age! She still has quite a bit of spunk! She only has a minor heart murmur, so you can't run her too much.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celiboupa    
    I like ! She is splendid !
    Which is this ... in the mouth ? I do not know the English word :s
    The metal thing in the mouth is called the bit.
         
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        12-16-2011, 09:15 AM
      #12
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Almond Joy    
    The metal thing in the mouth is called the bit.
    Thank you ! Like "a little bit" ? It's funny !

    My question : Which is this bit ? How is it ?
         
        12-16-2011, 09:33 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Aww she looks really sound and sweet
         
        12-16-2011, 09:17 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Celiboupa    
    Thank you ! Like "a little bit" ? It's funny !

    My question : Which is this bit ? How is it ?
    This bit is a loose-ring snaffle... It's easy on the horse's mouth and great for long rides.
         
        12-18-2011, 11:13 AM
      #15
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Almond Joy    
    This bit is a loose-ring snaffle... It's easy on the horse's mouth and great for long rides.
    Thank you !
         
        12-18-2011, 01:04 PM
      #16
    Super Moderator
    Dreamer is gorgeous! She looks like a real sweetie. I love older Arab mares, they're so great.

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Almond Joy    
    This bit is a loose-ring snaffle... It's easy on the horse's mouth and great for long rides.
    For the record, the bit in those pictures is not a loose-ring snaffle, at all. It's definitely a curb bit of some kind (it has shanks). I'm inclined to think that it's an [US] Tom Thumb but it's hard to tell for sure.
         
        12-18-2011, 02:01 PM
      #17
    Trained
    Wow she does not look 23
    Very nice picture
         
        12-18-2011, 02:03 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Love your horse Almond Joy
         
        12-18-2011, 07:01 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Wallaby    
    Dreamer is gorgeous! She looks like a real sweetie. I love older Arab mares, they're so great.



    For the record, the bit in those pictures is not a loose-ring snaffle, at all. It's definitely a curb bit of some kind (it has shanks). I'm inclined to think that it's an [US] Tom Thumb but it's hard to tell for sure.
    I know the first one is a curb bit.... But the last two I know for sure were some type of shanked snaffle.
         
        12-18-2011, 08:45 PM
      #20
    Super Moderator
    There's no such thing as a shanked snaffle.
    Any bit with shanks is a curb. A snaffle is any unshanked bit with a 1:1 ratio of pressure (as in, you pull with one pound of pressure, the horse feels one pound of pressure).
    A curb is any bit where the ratio is greater than 1:1. The shanks multiply any pressure on them by however long the shank is. So, on a bit with a five inch shank, when you pull with a pound of pressure, the horse feels 5 pounds of pressure, pull with 2 pounds, horse feels 10 pounds of pressure, etc.
    It's a very common misconception, don't worry!
    It's mostly due to the fact that TT's are sold as "Tom Thumb 'Snaffles'" because of the mouthpiece (which a lot of people call a "snaffle mouth"). They really should be called "Tom Thumb Curbs" though!
    Hopefully that all makes sense. :)

    Anyway, sorry for taking over your thread with bit talk!
         

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