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post #1 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Help putting together a western bridle

i have all the pieces i need but have no idea which way the bit should go. i have the bit pictured below and don't know if it goes on the headstall the way it's pictured or does it go the other way? and are the middle holes for the curb chain. this would be the first time i put on together by myself and i'm so confused.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 04:32 PM
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The bottom of the headstall is going to attach to the top rings and the reins to the bottom. The curb attachment circles are going to face inward with the shanks curving backward. Does that make sense?
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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so it's the right side up and the correct position? thanks for all your help.


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post #4 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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like this?

headstall is up here


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reins are down here


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post #5 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 05:31 PM
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The curb chain needs to be on the same rings as the headstall - not where you have them. Otherwise it looks good.

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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thank you. do you know what those middle holes are for if not for a curb chain?


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post #7 of 7 Old 08-27-2009, 08:10 PM
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If you move your reins to those loops, your bit will act very much like a snaffle instead of a leverage bit. It can also be used with a double set of reins.

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