- - Curb Strap?
|Appy Luvr ||05-06-2009 05:21 PM |
Do you use a curb/chin strap with a snaffle bit? :oops: I always have (Western you know....) but I'm not sure if your suppose to??
|~*~anebel~*~ ||05-06-2009 05:37 PM |
There really isn't a point, curb straps are designed to keep the curb from tilting "up" too much, and because a snaffle can't really tilt, well.. You get the point.
I can see how if it was moderately tightened it could keep the bit rings from jingling on an oversensitive horse, and act like a flash on an english snaffle bridle, but I don't really know how effective it would be...
|KTSpeedhorse ||05-06-2009 05:44 PM |
I do....never heard that you couldn't.
|Vidaloco ||05-06-2009 05:56 PM |
I've used them on a snaffle bit. Mostly it works to keep the bit from pulling through the mouth. Unlike on a curb/shanked bit where it works as a pressure point in training.
|LeahKathleen ||05-06-2009 06:48 PM |
I use one because Daisy plays with her bit a lot and she tends to shift it side to side sometimes. They are used differently with a curb bit, and you certainly don't need one with a snaffle.
Also, it's pink, and it matches her bridal and saddle pad. >.> Ha ha.
|wild_spot ||05-06-2009 07:17 PM |
I've never heard it called a curb strap. Here we call it a lip strap, and it's different to a curb strap/chain... But yeah, loads of stockhorse people use them. It's helps prevent the bit from pulling through the horses mouth suring tight turns or high adrenalin work, especially used in campdrafting.
|Spirithorse ||05-07-2009 06:31 PM |
I always use a chin strap with my snaffle. It prevents the bit from sliding through the mouth. I don't put it on tight, either. I don't want it against the horse, just tight enough where it prevents the bit from sliding.
|masatisan ||05-07-2009 06:56 PM |
I've seen it used for training by tying the rings so that it adds pressure on the opposite side to encourage the horse to turn.
|NorthernMama ||05-07-2009 09:39 PM |
I use it on my snaffles, including my french link. I clip the reins on between the bit and the curb strap. Initially I did it to prevent the bit from pulling through he mouth on a bit of a stinker horse I had, but I have kept it up because especially with the reins in between it does help communicate better. Just another point of contact.
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