Originally Posted by wild_spot
ANY BIT with leverage, is a curb. Any bit with zero leverage, is a snaffle. A bit with a broken mouthpeice and shanks, is a curb with a broken mouthpeice, not a snaffle. A snaffle doesn't necessarily have a broken mouth piece, it can be mullen mouthe
UMMMM, not really.
Gag bits have leverage, but are not curbs.....
Dutch jumper (ring) bits have leverage, but are not curbs.
Elevator bits have leverage, but are not curbs.
These both use leverage to pull the crown piece of the bridle onto the poll nerve, not the jaw. Kinder than a curb, IMHO.
I don't like argentines because they have all the severity of both curb and snaffle (nutcracker action on jaw) but none of the kindness.