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post #1 of 5 Old 02-17-2012, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of bit is this ?

It came on an old bridle I bought and I've never used it . Mostly cause I don't know what it is . I've been told it's a curb . I've been told it's a low port .

Also, what experience level of horse would it be good for ?

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-17-2012, 08:04 PM
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It looks like the infamous "5$ Grazing Curb". I wouldn't use it, and the only kind of horse I'd ever use it in (if I had no other choice) would be a super broke horse that is reeeeally tolerant.
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It's described here as a 'collectible bit':

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It looks like the infamous "5$ Grazing Curb". I wouldn't use it, and the only kind of horse I'd ever use it in (if I had no other choice) would be a super broke horse that is reeeeally tolerant.
Ok thank you ! I wasn't sure and I wasn't about to ruin anyone's mouth guessing .

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You have been told right that it is a low port curb.

It wouldn't be my first choice in bits to use but it's a long way from horrible. It looks to me like stainless steel (judging from the obvious lack of rust) and while that is not an ideal metal for a bit, it is much better than aluminum or nickel plating.

As far as curbs go, it is a relatively mild one; short shanks, low port, etc. However, due to it having stationary shanks, I would not use it on any horse that didn't neck rein perfectly.

Not a great bit but if your horses neck rein well, it might be worth keeping as a backup.
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