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post #231 of 287 Old 12-05-2012, 09:51 PM
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Can you use a Kimberwick on a western bridle???

Hi, wondering what the title says. I have a very large Trakehner, looks almost drafty. She takes a 6.5" bit. Tried a low port curb, she did great but need some lateral, so went to a d ring oval link snaffle, um, nope! Soooooooooo, after much research I am thinking kimberwick, a low port one, seems to have everything that I need. Can they be used western???

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post #232 of 287 Old 12-05-2012, 10:18 PM
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Hi, wondering what the title says. I have a very large Trakehner, looks almost drafty. She takes a 6.5" bit. Tried a low port curb, she did great but need some lateral, so went to a d ring oval link snaffle, um, nope! Soooooooooo, after much research I am thinking kimberwick, a low port one, seems to have everything that I need. Can they be used western???
The Kimblewick uses a curb chain - are you wanting that effect?

If not you could try a CAmbridge mouth snaffle. I think it also comes in a hanging cheek style too.

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The Kimblewick uses a curb chain - are you wanting that effect?

If not you could try a CAmbridge mouth snaffle. I think it also comes in a hanging cheek style too.

Yes I am wanting the curb chain effect but also a tad of lateral if needed. With more stop than a snaffle can give me.

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post #234 of 287 Old 12-05-2012, 10:22 PM
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Looking at this one,



Will I look like a dork with this attached to my western headstall? lol.

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Not a Western person but there is no lateral movement on the Kimblewick as it's held in place by the chain.
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post #236 of 287 Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 PM
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So, this is wrong then???
Posted on the draft tack web site, ......
UXETER LOW PORT KIMBERWICK BIT
Stainless Steel, comes with Curb Chain and hooks. Offers good stopping control. A nice bit for a tad harder to stop draft. It also offers good lateral control of horse. The low port mouth sits comfortably over the tongue with an even pressure applied to the jaw over the bars. This helps to keep the tongue under the bit.

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What are you expecting by the term lateral - to me that means either the bit exerts pressure above the bit by means of an extension eg Fulmer, Full Cheek snaffle.
Or that when you open the inside rein the ring of the bit moves outwards.

As its made the curb will precvent the ring moving outwards as its attached to the top of the bit preventing it from moving.
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Maybe I should start a thread about which bit I should use based on what I want. I am really confused and cannot go and buy a ton of different bits!!! I liked the shanked curb I have but if I need to remind her while neck reining, to pull a little on the direct rein, curbs are not to be used direct reining. And when I use the D ring snaffle she blows through it as far as my halting cues and does not stay on a strait track like she does with the curb. I really am not sure what to try next.

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What are you expecting by the term lateral - to me that means either the bit exerts pressure above the bit by means of an extension eg Fulmer, Full Cheek snaffle.
Or that when you open the inside rein the ring of the bit moves outwards.

As its made the curb will precvent the ring moving outwards as its attached to the top of the bit preventing it from moving.
I want to be able to direct rein her if needed but really need more halt than the snaffle I bought. Maybe a different snaffle??? Here is the one I have.



What do you think about this, (I am easy on the mouth)


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post #240 of 287 Old 12-05-2012, 10:45 PM
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Or maybe a twisted wire or slow twist?? Or maybe a waterford? I just need to remind her to not be heavy on my hands.

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