Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Greenville area / SC
Jackson, first, welcome to the forum.
Snaffle bit is any bit with no shanks for leverage. It can have a solid mouth, a joined mouth or a multi joined mouth.
A shanked bit is a leverage bit that utilizes a chin strap as well as the mouth piece for control. (The chin strap on this bit is attached to the rings on top - the same place as the headstall.)
A Pelham is an English bit that is meant to be used with two sets of reins. One set is attached the same as a snaffle and the second one is on the shanks like a leverage bit. The rider utilizes either set depending on what effect they want.
Those are just one example of each type. There are numerous variations of each.
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Last edited by iridehorses; 11-17-2008 at 08:14 PM.