Originally Posted by JessiJeffery
To everyone posting on this page, I have known this horse(and its owner) for 15 years. The mare tosses her head as a bad habit. She always has done it, never out of pain. She has been tested for everything, has no ill fitting tack or pain of any kind. She just simply tosses her head... I realize making make shift draw reins and attaching them to a breast plate is not the best thing to do, but for the 20 minutes that she was ridden... I'm sure it would not matter. AND FYI, that bit is a snaffle with a short shank. It is not a curb, we do not ever use them. So know all the facts before you sit here complaining to a green rider that had no fault in tacking the horse up. Her owner is at fault but like I said, the horse was ridden walk/jog for 20 MINUTES PEOPLE. Get over it, go pick on someone else now. :)
No such thing. Snaffles have 1:1 pressure ratio. Adding any leverage changes that ratio, thus is not a snaffle.
Unfortunately, tack companies mislabel shank bits as "snaffles" to make it seem like a mild bit.
I'm not jumping on anyone, though I do go "eep!!!!" when I see dangerous/bad training practices shown, and hope to educate people.