I was looking through my Smith Brothers catalog and I seen a chain bit. I was wondering what is the purpose of this kind of bit? Is it easier on their mouth and tongue? I just don't understand the reason to be putting a chain in a horses mouth. Could someone explain this to me please. Thanks!!
OMG are you serious?? That's horrible, and all these "highly recommended and accredited" trainers are using them!!! That's just cruel. I'm glad I asked about this before I made a mistake in using it as a training tool.
Are they trying to ruin good horses just to get credit and make money??
The twisted wire is anouther bit I wouldnt have anywhere near my horse.
The wire bit will pinch on each link and it also transfers a lot of pressure onto a very small area (the thickness of the wire) so would be more painful, It will press on both toungue and bars and god help the horse if they try to move thier toungue at all.
I don't buy that one, yes anybit in the wrong hands can be severe but even in light hands some bits are still cruel.
Look at the physics of how the bit works!
If your horse needs a chain or twisted wire bit then there is some thing seriously wrong with the horses schooling or its mouth has been ruined by similar hideous bits.
Ive used a chain gag/hack on a horse before and never had a problem. The horse was my lease horse and that's what her owners have used on her. The links are large and it doesnt cause any discomfort for her. She responds very well and enjoys the bit.
There are other horses that use it too and every horse that uses it responds very well to it. Its a favorite bit for 3 out of 4 of their riding horses. Posted via Mobile Device