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        11-14-2009, 08:53 AM
    Green Broke
    I highly recommend the idea Smrobs posted about non-stationary curbs. I probably will never go back to a solid bit made of one big piece. You can't do a one-rein stop, and turning direct-reining can become confusing for a horse with a one piece bit.
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        11-14-2009, 06:09 PM
    Green Broke
    I agree with Smrobs, fixed cheeks equal trouble in my opinion, I like the extra flexibility of the non-fixed ones, plus I love the idea that should I have to do a ors I can with the flexible cheeks. I rarely use a curb bit (most of the horses I get, I get them to train and by the time they are comfortably in a curb and going good, they are ready for a new home, and my personal horse prefers a snaffle picky bugger :)) but when I do you use a luw port with swivel cheeks.
        11-14-2009, 07:47 PM
    When do you guys switch your horse that bit? After they have a good neck reining foundation?
        11-14-2009, 07:53 PM
    I switch to a curb when my horse is solid in a snaffle, can move laterally, carry himself, bend, w/t/c, back, etc.
        11-16-2009, 03:32 AM
    ^^ Ditto to what Spastic said. I usually put mine in the curb before they are completely consistent with neck reining but they are consistent and controlled at all gaits, have a solid stop, and a supple neck.

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