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    02-14-2010, 01:25 PM
  #1
Weanling
Question Bit Convertor?

What is it? What does it do? It has two buckles on it which confuses me??
     
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    02-14-2010, 01:31 PM
  #2
Trained
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.
     
    02-14-2010, 01:36 PM
  #3
Weanling
Oooo!! Alrighty
     
    02-14-2010, 01:40 PM
  #4
Banned
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.
     
    02-14-2010, 01:50 PM
  #5
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by maura    
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 !!
     
    02-14-2010, 02:26 PM
  #6
Weanling
Exactly what Maura said.
     
    02-14-2010, 02:37 PM
  #7
Weanling
I don't plan on using one, but I was just curious since I found it on a few tack sites.
     
    02-14-2010, 02:40 PM
  #8
Trained
Quote:
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?
     
    02-14-2010, 03:00 PM
  #9
Banned
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.
     
    02-14-2010, 03:35 PM
  #10
Green Broke
*applauds* Yay Maura! Agreed 100%.
     

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