Which bit? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 14 Old 06-17-2008, 09:19 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by BackintheSaddle2
I tried her with the curb bit yesterday and she did fantastic. I didn't have to move my hands at all. She still didn't neck rein but all I had to do was move my ring finger to ad tension to the rein and she turned in which ever direction I wanted or stopped. She did much better than with the split snaffle. I do have a couple old and rusty straight snaffle lying around. I will see if I can find a new one or fix them up. I always thought curb bits seemed a little harsh (that is probably just because I did use a hackamore on my old mare) but she seemed to do quite well with it.
If she is good with the curb, why change? As mentioned, it is only as harsh as you set it up and use it. Is the curb chain on the loose side? or more average?
NorthernMama is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 14 Old 06-17-2008, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 17
• Horses: 0
I tried a split snaffle on her to start and she didn't respond to it at all. To the point she wasn't reining or listening. With the curb she is responding very well, so I think I will stick with it for now. I don't know what you mean about the curb chain though? I thought the old hackamore we had was a mechanical one, but googling it, it doesn't look anything like it. it had a padded nose peice with a shank going down that the reins connected to.

Here is a pic of it.


Many people have sighed for the 'good old days' and regretted the 'passing of the horse,' but today, when only those who like horses own them, it is a far better time for horses. ~C.W. Anderson
BackintheSaddle2 is offline  
post #13 of 14 Old 06-18-2008, 07:56 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Ontario
Posts: 6,166
• Horses: 5
The curb chain is what makes a lot of the action happen with a curb bit. If it's not tight, it's not as harsh. Plus, of course, the way you use the bit.
NorthernMama is offline  
post #14 of 14 Old 06-18-2008, 03:25 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 2,682
• Horses: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by BackintheSaddle2
I tried a split snaffle on her to start and she didn't respond to it at all. To the point she wasn't reining or listening. With the curb she is responding very well, so I think I will stick with it for now. I don't know what you mean about the curb chain though? I thought the old hackamore we had was a mechanical one, but googling it, it doesn't look anything like it. it had a padded nose peice with a shank going down that the reins connected to.

Here is a pic of it.

yeah, that's a type of mechanical hackamore.... which can be a lot worse than a curb.... i would never use one...
mlkarel2010 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome