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post #1 of 22 Old 10-03-2012, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone Familiar With This Bit?

Snaffle Bit for Horse

I have never seen anything like this, anyone able to explain to me what is happening when you put this in your horses mouth? The twisted mouthpiece worries me abit and I am not interested in buying it, just curious ya know? Thanks@!
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post #2 of 22 Old 10-03-2012, 10:48 PM
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Well.

You pull on one shank and the joint pinches.

You pull on both shanks and the bit pinches and puts pressure on the roof of the horse's mouth.

Oh and did I mention those shanks are long, so that's at least 8x the pressure on the face for every 1 pound of pressure. I think those shanks look longer than 8'' though.

Personally, I don't like any single joints on shanks. But, some are better than others. This is not one of those.

Oh and it's not a snaffle. That is a shank bit. Anything with shanks is a curb bit.
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post #3 of 22 Old 10-03-2012, 10:48 PM
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it looks like it could create poll pressure as well as pressure on the mouth.. but i know nothing about bits really. Just the way the shanks are make me think that,

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post #4 of 22 Old 10-03-2012, 11:10 PM
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I bet it is a gaited horse bit. I do not see how the straight bars would make any difference on the amount of poll pressure , though. I wonder if they are there to keep it from bending , or if you put two reins on; one on the ring at the bottom of the shank, as normal, and one that can slide up and down that straight bar. All specualtion on my part, as I have never seen anything like it before.
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Tiny- the way i'm picturing that working is if the headstall were to be attached at the top ring and reins on the bottom, then that bottom ring is pulled, it looks like it would create poll pressure as well.
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post #6 of 22 Old 10-03-2012, 11:19 PM
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It looks like a gaited horse bit, with the really long shanks.
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post #7 of 22 Old 10-04-2012, 12:09 AM
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Anything with a shank creates poll pressure. That I forgot to mention.

Oh and with a chin srap there will be chin pressure too.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #8 of 22 Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 AM
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LOL. Snaffle.

Yeah.. No.


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post #9 of 22 Old 10-04-2012, 12:44 AM
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JDI - I saw a chain correction mouthpiece bit with 7'' shanks called a "snaffle" today on the facebook Bit Swap page. I could not even dignify it with a correction.... Just thought you might get a kick out of that.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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post #10 of 22 Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 AM
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OUCH! That is one nasty harsh bit. You'll never see it in MY tack room!
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