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goose1478 11-12-2007 01:30 PM

Ring Snaffle
 
Does a ring snaffle bit use a curb chain? Thanks

Vidaloco 11-12-2007 01:35 PM

Can if you want to :wink: Some people use a curb to keep from pulling the bit through the horses mouth, same effect as a full check snaffle
It can also be used as a safety to keep the rings from getting caught on things on the trail.

goose1478 11-12-2007 01:44 PM

I am thinking about changing bits on my little girls horse. She uses a Tom Thumb, but has trouble stopping her when she is trotting sometimes. She is 9, and freaks out when she can't stop her. Any suggestions?

Vidaloco 11-12-2007 01:50 PM

I'm not sure if changing bits will help much but it may. Does the horse know the word whoa and can your daughter do a one rein stop?

Vidaloco 11-12-2007 01:58 PM


goose1478 11-12-2007 02:03 PM

The horse does fine when adults ride her. I guess she can sense that my daughter get nervous pretty quick. She knows how to one rein stop, but I might need to refresh her on that.

Spirithorse 11-12-2007 05:46 PM

I would switch to a ring snaffle. A TT in my opinion is a poor communication device.

A one rein stop should ONLY be used with a snaffle! NOT with anything with a shank. This is why I suggest you put her in a snaffle.

Vidaloco 11-12-2007 06:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spirithorse
I would switch to a ring snaffle. A TT in my opinion is a poor communication device.

A one rein stop should ONLY be used with a snaffle! NOT with anything with a shank. This is why I suggest you put her in a snaffle.

Sorry Spirit, we had a pm conversation about pitching the tom thumb. guess should have been posted for everyone.
I have never used one and didn't realize how insane they are till I read the linked article above.


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