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post #11 of 23 Old 12-16-2011, 07:04 AM Thread Starter
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23!? DANG! She looks GREAT! :)
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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.

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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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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 ?
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aww she looks really sound and sweet
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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.

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This bit is a loose-ring snaffle... It's easy on the horse's mouth and great for long rides.
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Dreamer is gorgeous! She looks like a real sweetie. I love older Arab mares, they're so great.

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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.

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Wow she does not look 23
Very nice picture

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Love your horse Almond Joy

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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.

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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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