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        04-29-2009, 11:35 AM
      #21
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by EternalSun    
    If it's just a plain snaffle, there really isn't a difference between the eggbutt and the d ring. The full cheeks, however, give you a little more control because they're harder to pull through your horse's mouth.
    Not quite. The full cheek gives you more points of contact - which is why you typically see them on greener horses.

    As far as everyone who thinks us working cow horse people are using curbs - again - not quite. We ride with SHANKED bits. However the grand majority have broken mouth pieces which enable us to pick up and isolate parts of our horse for the outstanding moves you see.
         
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        04-29-2009, 01:57 PM
      #22
    Weanling
    A shank bit is a curb bit, regardless of the mouthpiece. Any bit that works by using leverage is a curb bit.

    Curb bit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
         
        04-29-2009, 02:17 PM
      #23
    Started
    ^^ Yep. A true snaffle does not use leverage.
         
        04-29-2009, 02:19 PM
      #24
    mls
    Trained
    A shanked bit has curb ACTION. A broken mouthpiece is not considered a true curb.
         
        04-29-2009, 02:48 PM
      #25
    Weanling
    Where did you find that information? Not instigating a fight, I am genuinely curious. I've done a lot of research on bits, all of them say a curb bit works by using leverage, regardless of the mouthpiece.
         
        04-29-2009, 07:54 PM
      #26
    Trained
    That's what I have always found as well. ANY bit that uses leverage is a curb, any bit that works on direct pressure is a snaffle. The mouthpiece, whether it be broken/double jointed/mullen/ported has nothing to do with the curb/snaffle distinction.

    When saddlery shops call bits like an American tom thumb a snaffle, that's when people get confused. It ain't a snaffle!
         
        04-29-2009, 08:13 PM
      #27
    Weanling
    I know, that's one of my biggest pet peeves, when you see tack shops selling "long shanked snaffles". Uhh, what?!
         
        04-29-2009, 08:40 PM
      #28
    Trained
    Ha ha I know! How is anybody supposed to know whats right if the people selling them don't even know. Lol.
         
        04-29-2009, 09:11 PM
      #29
    Weanling
    What do you guys think of this one? Victory Canter English Tack & Apparel - Horse Bits & Irons - Eggbutts - JP Korsteel Eggbutt Copper Oval Link
         
        04-29-2009, 11:23 PM
      #30
    Trained
    Lovely, mild bit. Your boy should do well in it.
         

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