Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Whidbey Island Washington
I've had the same difficulty with the curb bit, but not because the mouthpiece of the bit itself doesn't fit, but because on a cheaper curb, the purchase is not wide enough, as it goes directly up from the mouthpiece and rubs the bone on the cheek. I've even seen curbs where the purchase angles slightly IN from the bit, big no-no on our horses. With a curb bit with a port, and no joint, there is no give in the purchase, so the purchase must be short enough to go below the cheek-bone or wide enough to not rub.