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post #1 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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Question Bit Convertor?

what is it? What does it do? It has two buckles on it which confuses me??
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post #2 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:31 PM
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its for people who cant/dont want to ride with two reins. It attaches the the snaffle part & the curb part of the bit where each rein would attach & then you attach the rein to the bit converter.

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post #3 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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oooo!! Alrighty
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post #4 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:40 PM
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And it's a horrible device that takes a useful, flexible bit and turns it into an unflexible, abusive bit.

If you don't know how to ride with two reins, learn. It's a wonderful tool.

If you can't learn to ride with two reins, ride in a stronger snaffle or ride an easier horse.

A bit converter is a horrible compromise, IMO.
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post #5 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 12:50 PM
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And it's a horrible device that takes a useful, flexible bit and turns it into an unflexible, abusive bit.

If you don't know how to ride with two reins, learn. It's a wonderful tool.

If you can't learn to ride with two reins, ride in a stronger snaffle or ride an easier horse.

A bit converter is a horrible compromise, IMO.
I agree !!

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post #6 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 01:26 PM
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Exactly what Maura said.

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post #7 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
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I don't plan on using one, but I was just curious since I found it on a few tack sites.
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post #8 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 01:40 PM
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And it's a horrible device that takes a useful, flexible bit and turns it into an unflexible, abusive bit.
I am quite curious to know how a bit converter has such an effect as this when in use?

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Using a bit converter means you have engaged the leverage effect of the bit at all times, at the same percentage of force. The whole point of using a leverage bit such as a pelham or a three ring snaffle is *choosing* when you need to engage the leverage effect, how much leverage to use and releasing it when the horse responds. With a bit converter there's never any engage/release or any choice of how much force to use - there's just a mild leverage effect all the time.
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post #10 of 11 Old 02-14-2010, 02:35 PM
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*applauds* Yay Maura! Agreed 100%.
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