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        11-15-2009, 04:59 PM
      #1
    Weanling
    Question (prolly dumb) about a bit

    Smrobs posts a bit she likes to use. I'm a bit confused about all the rings in it.



    1 is obviously where the headstall goes.

    What goes in 2? I'm assuming 3 is where the reins attach?

    Sorry for the dumb question but I've not used that type of bit. Thanks.
         
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        11-15-2009, 05:08 PM
      #2
    Trained
    It's a curb bit - And a nice mild one. ! Is the headstall, you're right. 8 is where a curb chain would attatch, and 3 is for the reins.
         
        11-15-2009, 05:13 PM
      #3
    Green Broke
    Many people would argue that the 2nd ring is for a curb chain, but I'm simply convinced it's for another pair of reins when training. Reason I think that?

    Because a curb chain always goes on the same ring as the headstall.

    Also, this:

    Parts_of_a_Curb.jpg
         
        11-15-2009, 05:17 PM
      #4
    Weanling
    Thank you both. Sunny, thank you for that diagram.

    According to that pic they have a lip strap ring. What is a lip strap? (yes I understand not all bits have those, but I'm just curious)
         
        11-15-2009, 05:17 PM
      #5
    Started
    ^^ agree. Its ment to be used with two reins I think. I would never use a leverage bit like that with just one rein, because if you just have the reins on spot 3, you better not have much contact, or your going to tilt the bit around.
         
        11-15-2009, 05:27 PM
      #6
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by ridesapaintedpony    

    According to that pic they have a lip strap ring. What is a lip strap? (yes I understand not all bits have those, but I'm just curious)

    With some pelhams, it's supposed to loop through the curb chain so it stays in one place/won't get lost.

    It has a name, but can't remember.
         
        11-15-2009, 05:30 PM
      #7
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Sunny06    
    With some pelhams, it's supposed to loop through the curb chain so it stays in one place/won't get lost.

    It has a name, but can't remember.
    Ah okay. Thank you.
         
        11-15-2009, 05:35 PM
      #8
    Green Broke
    I found this information talking about this same bit:

    Quote:
    This is an excellent transition progression bit from the ring snaffle to the shanked bit. The low port offers some tongue relief and little or now palate contact. The low-leverage shanks have dees for multiple reins. "Sweet-iron" keeps the mouth wet and responsive.
         
        11-15-2009, 05:41 PM
      #9
    Weanling
    Great. Thanks. That explains the Ds on the side.
         
        11-15-2009, 07:07 PM
      #10
    Green Broke
    Glad I could help :)
         

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