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    10-06-2011, 06:55 PM
  #1
Yearling
Curb Chain?

What does a curb chain do while riding in one? This is such a noobish question but I honestly have no clue what it does. I know it is only used with certain bits (or atleast I think)? Can anyone offer me some guidance here. Just sorta wondering what they do and why they are used and how they work.

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    10-06-2011, 07:04 PM
  #2
Green Broke
They're meant for leverage bits, and is a fundamental part which enables the bit to work properly. It's a common mistake for people to forget the chain when they put their horse in a leverage bit.
It comes into action when the reins are drawn, coming up and putting pressure on the underside of the horse's jaw. Once it comes in contact with the chin, it acts as a fulcrum, causing the bit mouthpiece to push down onto the horse's bars, thus amplifying the bit's pressure on the bars of the horse's mouth.
It also helps to keep the bit steady.
     
    10-06-2011, 07:41 PM
  #3
Yearling
The curb strap must be adjusted properly or it is completely useless. It is used with shanked bits, like the above poster mentioned, but it doesn't only work on the bars of the mouth and chin, it introduces poll pressure as well.

Some people will use them with a snaffle bit to keep the snaffle from sliding through the horses mouth.
     
    10-06-2011, 08:01 PM
  #4
Foal
It must be fitted properly other wise could seriously hurt the horse mainly used with pelhams/double bridles, can ur trainer show you how to fit one? X
     
    10-06-2011, 08:05 PM
  #5
Yearling
Thanks everyone! I use a phelham with a curb chain its what my lease came with and I know what the bit does just was never sue about the curb chain. Now I know :) they go hand in hand
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