Okay so, I have recently began riding this horse for this woman. Anyway, most of the horses I have previously ridden have all been in snaffles. So I don't have much experience with bits that are more leverage related I was quite curious about something. As I've been sort of teaching myself information about the world of bits (after seeing her, to me, odd bit). Now her bit has quite a short 'shank' if you will ;D, but the mouthpiece is jointed. Now from what I understand (again I may be completely off track as no knowledgeable person of bits has taught me in person, it's just from information I've gathered from bits people have told me and what I have read) a bit that is jointed, but also works off leverage can often be quite severe in the softest of hands. The mouth piece this little mare has has this quite (what I assume, again never seen a bit like it) roller piece .. thing in the middle, and it's essentially got three joints to it.
I don't have a picture of her actual bit, I have tried to find images of it online, but with no success, but I do have an image off line which kind of relates to the question I wanted to ask. However, I will hopefully have an image of her actual bit soon ! That is if I don't forget haha.
(not her bit, but sort of similar)
Now her bit, again has this roller thing in the middle as opposed to the smaller metal piece (the name has just escaped from me xD !). Now, what I was wondering was, as the bit has rings that are attached directly to the mouthpiece, what would be the result of attaching the reins to that ring as opposed to the one at the end of the 'shank'. I was wondering would (no don't laugh if this sounds hilariously stupid, I'm still learning more in depth about bits!) would you just then effectively have a snaffle?
Again, hopefully I'll have an image of her actual bit soon, but if anyone wants to help me out, and if I've gotten something wrong, let me know also haha, cheers guys x