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post #11 of 15 Old 11-14-2009, 08:53 AM
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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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post #12 of 15 Old 11-14-2009, 06:09 PM
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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 u use a luw port with swivel cheeks.

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-14-2009, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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When do you guys switch your horse that bit? After they have a good neck reining foundation?

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post #14 of 15 Old 11-14-2009, 07:53 PM
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I switch to a curb when my horse is solid in a snaffle, can move laterally, carry himself, bend, w/t/c, back, etc.
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post #15 of 15 Old 11-16-2009, 03:32 AM
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^^ 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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