Bit Information (Snaffle and English-Type Bits) - Page 18 - The Horse Forum

 90Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #171 of 287 Old 03-20-2012, 10:09 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 67
• Horses: 1
thank you for such a great thread - my boy is fresh ott and although I have chosen an egg butt snaffle with single joint- the only thing that I find with it is that he tends to chomp when I first put it in his mouth but after about 5 mins he settles. He is very responsive on it (from the ground) and it does seem to make things easier for him to understand - simple straighjt forward thread thank you :)

His is apart of you, he is your horse.

CQTAN is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #172 of 287 Old 03-22-2012, 06:34 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: US
Posts: 681
• Horses: 1
Thanks for the info!


Black Beauty 94 is offline  
post #173 of 287 Old 03-30-2012, 04:46 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 7
• Horses: 0
Thanks I was looking for some extra information and now I have it thanks again JDI!!
macandme is offline  
post #174 of 287 Old 04-03-2012, 09:08 AM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: south australia
Posts: 10
• Horses: 1
hi this is my first post so forgive me if I am in the wrong place, I would like some help regarding a bit I have bought. It is an ozbits Campdraft bit and I have bought it because the actual bit is the same as the bit I have always used but it has side pieces to stop it going thru the horses mouth.I didnt want to go to a tom thumb and I did like the look of this one, but now I have it I am a little confused as to how to attach it to the bridle I don't want to put it upside down and after considering a few options on where I think the cheek pieces and the reins go I wondered if someone could offer advice. Thankyou
Roll The Dice is offline  
post #175 of 287 Old 04-11-2012, 07:47 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
I would HIGHLY recommend the "The Ultimate Book of Horse Bits" by Emily Esterson, great material, even for the experienced trainers..

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #176 of 287 Old 04-12-2012, 05:33 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 2,355
• Horses: 2
Bike chain bit is still sold.. And available..
Half Cheek Horse Bit

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.” - Unknown
caseymyhorserocks is offline  
post #177 of 287 Old 05-21-2012, 02:32 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 3,567
• Horses: 0
This may have been answered already, but I couldn't find it...does anyone know the reasoning behind some western riders putting a curb strap on a snaffle bit?
AnitaAnne is offline  
post #178 of 287 Old 05-21-2012, 02:33 PM
Weanling
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 718
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by AnitaAnne View Post
This may have been answered already, but I couldn't find it...does anyone know the reasoning behind some western riders putting a curb strap on a snaffle bit?
I would assume the only reason to put a curb on a snaffle is to keep it from coming through the mouth
Posted via Mobile Device
smrobs and AnitaAnne like this.
katbalu is offline  
post #179 of 287 Old 05-21-2012, 02:40 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Southeast
Posts: 3,567
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by katbalu View Post
I would assume the only reason to put a curb on a snaffle is to keep it from coming through the mouth
Posted via Mobile Device
I didn't think of that...I wondered if was some sort of transition-to-curb theory...I never had a snaffle come thru the mouth...
AnitaAnne is offline  
post #180 of 287 Old 05-21-2012, 04:11 PM
Yearling
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Cambridge, New Zealand
Posts: 995
• Horses: 3
Technically it should not be called a curb strap but a chin strap. It has no action on the bit bar preventing it from sliding through the horses mouth.

A curb strap acts as a fulcrum to allow the pressure of the bit in the mouth to increase and poll pressure to be generated.
Tnavas 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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Soft Bits vs Harsh bits? Velvetgrace Horse Training 48 04-29-2015 09:28 PM
Cleaning horses' bits - no, not those kind of 'bits' Kyani Horse Grooming 79 01-30-2013 01:07 PM
Questions about Bits - Yawning, Type, Collection? MN Tigerstripes Horse Tack and Equipment 9 08-04-2009 07:05 PM
English Bits Checkers Horse Tack and Equipment 14 11-27-2008 05:54 PM
Pleasure type horse competing with stock type Angel_Leaguer Driving 10 11-10-2008 07:47 PM

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