My horse came with this bit, a reinsman argentine snaffle with copper. Why is this called a snaffle when it is a curb?
I've been doing different stuff with her recently --jumping, "dressage"-- and am riding her with light bit contact in the arena (we still keep a lose rein on trails). It is appropriate to ride a horse with contact in a Western curb bit? Something tells me no...
Also, are those little rings on the side attachments for the rein to make it into a true snaffle?
EDIT: Searched the forum, and it seems like a lot of people hate this bit and that it is terribly harsh. Is it really that bad? Should I change to a regular snaffle?