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Copperhead 03-13-2013 11:26 AM

Explain this bit
 
I have some general knowledge about how a couple different basic bits work, but I was curious about this one.


http://i.ebayimg.com/t/WESTERN-HORSE...4vJw~~60_1.JPG

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/WESTERN-HORSE...SO+g~~60_1.JPG

gottatrot 03-13-2013 11:37 AM

Those are for leading stallions in hand. They are "anti-rearing" bits.

Copperhead 03-13-2013 01:29 PM

Interesting! It was being sold as a "One rein bit" or a "One hand bit" for riding O_O

BarrelRacingLvr 03-13-2013 03:18 PM

That is not a anti-rearing bit....that is a one hand riding bit.

It used to be popular with the roping crowd along time ago.

Iseul 03-13-2013 03:20 PM

I'm assuming it rides just like a bosal except a bit instead of a noseband?
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unclearthur 03-13-2013 06:35 PM

The rotating mouthpiece is interesting. Are those areas that look like springs actually sprung or just decoration?

gottatrot 03-13-2013 10:58 PM

You are so right. The anti-rearing bits have a different mouthpiece.

http://saddlerysupplies.com.au/wp-co...co-300x250.jpg

COWCHICK77 03-13-2013 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BarrelRacingLvr (Post 1936230)
That is not a anti-rearing bit....that is a one hand riding bit.

It used to be popular with the roping crowd along time ago.

That's what I have known them as. Can't say that I have ever used one though.

Palomine 03-14-2013 07:20 AM

Chifney bit is what you all are referring to as "anti-rearing" bit. And that is not what they are used for per se.

Used to gain more control over horse when leading, primarily used with TB's, young stock when leading.


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