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post #1 of 8 Old 11-12-2007, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ring Snaffle

Does a ring snaffle bit use a curb chain? Thanks
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-12-2007, 01:35 PM
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Can if you want to Some people use a curb to keep from pulling the bit through the horses mouth, same effect as a full check snaffle
It can also be used as a safety to keep the rings from getting caught on things on the trail.


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I am thinking about changing bits on my little girls horse. She uses a Tom Thumb, but has trouble stopping her when she is trotting sometimes. She is 9, and freaks out when she can't stop her. Any suggestions?
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I'm not sure if changing bits will help much but it may. Does the horse know the word whoa and can your daughter do a one rein stop?


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Read this

http://www.todayshorse.com/Articles/...thTomThumb.htm


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The horse does fine when adults ride her. I guess she can sense that my daughter get nervous pretty quick. She knows how to one rein stop, but I might need to refresh her on that.
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I would switch to a ring snaffle. A TT in my opinion is a poor communication device.

A one rein stop should ONLY be used with a snaffle! NOT with anything with a shank. This is why I suggest you put her in a snaffle.
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I would switch to a ring snaffle. A TT in my opinion is a poor communication device.

A one rein stop should ONLY be used with a snaffle! NOT with anything with a shank. This is why I suggest you put her in a snaffle.
Sorry Spirit, we had a pm conversation about pitching the tom thumb. guess should have been posted for everyone.
I have never used one and didn't realize how insane they are till I read the linked article above.


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