Is it possible to cut the shanks off a curb-type bit? What would I need to do so?
Basically, because of Lacey's mouth melanomas, she has a very small selection of bits available to her. I had been planning on buying a legit snaffle that's ported like she likes, but what if I spend all that money (nearly $50 including shipping) just to find out that she doesn't like that bit?
Her favorite bit ever, the only one she's completely and totally relaxed in, is her "saddleseat pelham":
I don't really need the shanks on it, I don't use the curb portion really ever anymore, and using double reins for no reason is kind of a pain. If I could just cut the shanks off, I would have Lacey's perfect bit, kind of a ported Baucher...
Would that even be possible?
This is just me thinking, so if it's impossible, tell me!