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    09-26-2010, 11:59 PM
  #1
Foal
Weird Bits!

So, I was snooping around last night online and found this image! Never have seen a bit like this one - it seems to be some sort of mechanical gag... Anyone else seen something similar, or know the name?

Please post bits that quirk your interest! Hopefully everyone can learn a bit in the process! :)
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    09-27-2010, 12:01 AM
  #2
Started
That bit looks like it works from poll pressure doesn't it? Hm..
     
    09-27-2010, 12:04 AM
  #3
Foal
Very much so. I wish I could see the mouth piece, or it working in action. It's very interesting THAT'S for sure! Haha
     
    09-27-2010, 12:17 AM
  #4
Started
Haha I keep thinking "I should google it.." But obviously I can't because I don't know the name! Off to research...
     
    09-27-2010, 12:20 AM
  #5
Weanling
It's an odd bit, that's for sure. Looks like some sort of gag type contraption. Not sure if I've ever seen a bit with that much purchase before. Grackle on too. Poor horse.
     
    09-27-2010, 12:26 AM
  #6
Started
0_o
     
    09-27-2010, 12:30 AM
  #7
Foal
What a lovely cathedral bit w/ copper rollers and swivel shanks you have found! Looks like fun! (Sarcasm)

Also! Just as a disclaimer - we can't make any judgements on these rider/tack because if used correctly, almost all can be just as mild as a simple fat snaffle! Just depends on the hands at the end of the reins!
     
    09-27-2010, 12:36 AM
  #8
Started
Yeah, I agree. A lot of people I know hate on kimberwickes and say how cruel they are. A mare I show LOVES Kimberwickes, she works like an absolute DREAM in them! But of course I wouldn't put just anyone on her with a Kimberwicke.

Doesn't that bit I just posted look so.. I mean it has so much going on!
     
    09-27-2010, 12:37 AM
  #9
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Jag6201    
So, I was snooping around last night online and found this image! Never have seen a bit like this one - it seems to be some sort of mechanical gag... Anyone else seen something similar, or know the name?

Please post bits that quirk your interest! Hopefully everyone can learn a bit in the process! :)
That's a first for me too. It's actually kind of elegant looking. But yeah, maybe if they didn't have all that leverage (and what looks like a twisted wire mouthpiece) they wouldn't have to strap his mouth shut. But that certainly is a bit I have never seen before.
     
    09-27-2010, 12:37 AM
  #10
Weanling
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Originally Posted by Eliz    
0_o
That bit is gorgeous. The point behind a spade or cathedral bit is to show off how trained the horse is; I.e. That you don't touch the horse's mouth.
     

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