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Abby 03-31-2008 01:27 AM

Silly question
 
i cant get my cub strap to attach to my bit. I have a curb strap like this:
http://www.tracy-porter.net/images/t..._strap_640.jpg

Every time I attach it, I can't get the buckles to secure over the bit properly. The metal squares at in front of the bit holding it in place, I can't get mine to do that!
http://www.shop4bits.com/ccp51/media...rb%20strap.jpg

Abby 03-31-2008 06:38 PM

No one knows? Jeesh, I feel silly. I've never had trouble using a curb strap before, I guess because they've always come attached. :wink:

mlkarel2010 03-31-2008 11:21 PM

Ooooh, i'll help, but it might take a sec, i have to go fetch my camera, and my curb strap, sorry i don't have the metals but i'll replace them w/ bright rubber bands :D

mlkarel2010 03-31-2008 11:43 PM

Ok, so i start by laying my curb strap on the ground, so that when it's finished the buckly will be on the top side, like below

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2121.jpg

then put the first metal thing by the buckle like so.....

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2125.jpg

then put the curb through the bit

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2126.jpg

and then through the metal under the other leather part

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2136.jpg

then put on the next metal

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2130.jpg

then feed the leather through the bit

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2131.jpg

and then through the leather on top of the other one

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2133.jpg

and now it should work, enless you twisted one end, which happens a lot in snaffles (if you are using a snaffle) but just redo it...

it should look like this

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/k...0/IMGP2137.jpg

Hope this helps!!

Abby 03-31-2008 11:48 PM

It helped except my metal squares won't fit over the buckle. Is that a flaw or what? :| Well thank you.

mlkarel2010 03-31-2008 11:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Abby
It helped except my metal squares won't fit over the buckle. Is that a flaw or what? :| Well thank you.

:roll: they're not supposed too..... you just take it from one end all the way over to the buckle.... do you want more pics?

mlkarel2010 03-31-2008 11:54 PM

ooops, the first two pics the rubber band is on the wrong side of the bit...... sorry :oops: that might make a difference

Abby 03-31-2008 11:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mlkarel2010

The steps in between there is what gets me. :oops: I feel tarded.

mlkarel2010 04-01-2008 12:01 AM

wait, now i'm confusing myself...... ok get it to look like the first one... then flip the buckle part on top... and then put the bottom leather through the metal..... ignore my statement about the thing being on the wrong side.... i'm a bit out of it today

hmmm, i'll go take another pic

Abby 04-01-2008 12:09 AM

I think i've got it but it doesn't look quite right... :?


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