yeah I just switched to this new bridle as my older leather one was starting to tear up. And yeah it has a dog bone joint and on that joint their are 3 copper rollers. I never really thought I was super light handed but i'm definitely not heavy on the reins and jerking around. I do like to keep light contact with my horse though. As for the curb chain. I can't ever get one to fit. It's always to loose when I put it in the spot and it just flops around uselessly. When I put it on the bridle loop it falls directly where the bit loop is. Right at her chin. As for throat latch i've only ever had her rub the bridle off once and that was when she was standing tied and was scratching her head. Needless to say I had my horse loose walkign around grazing with no bridle lol she did have a throat latch on her old bridle though. But I was really looking for a 1 ear bridle and this was all I came up with. Plus I thought it was pretty neat out the bit attaches to the bridle.
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