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post #1 of 10 Old 05-23-2011, 11:02 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for:: Short Shank Snaffle bit.

Not looking to spend much. I'm shopping around on the internet, but I figure a used one from one of you guys/gals would be cheaper.

Thank you much.
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:00 PM
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like a Tom Thumb? I have a tom thumb with short shanks on it, not sure how short ... I could measure it if interested. I have just a plain s/s one.. nothing fancy. Used. $5 plus shipping, I know it would fit in a small flat rate box ($5.). PM if interested.

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post #3 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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I'm looking for something more like a jr cow horse bit.

Thank you much though
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post #4 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:21 PM
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Your welcome!
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post #5 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:24 PM
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You'll be looking forever ;)
There is no such thing as a short-shank snaffle though many manufacturers incorrectly label curb bits as snaffles to make them sound softer. Anytime you add leverage, you are not using a snaffle bit.


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post #6 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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I thought snaffle was just the bit part (the part that goes in their mouth) and curb was just the part that goes in their mouth.

I thought:

Snaffle (what I'm looking for): http://img1.prosperent.com/images/25...m/25760-10.jpg

Curb: http://www.debourragegalop.com/image...33715549_0.jpg

Now I know this bit has a high port, but I thought that's what a curb was ( a solid mouth piece)
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Nope. Snaffle refers to a bit without leverage. A curb or shank bit or any other type of bit that adds leverage will not be considered a snaffle. Mouthpieces are a whole different ballgame - I have a thread at the top of the Tack & Equipment section that might help you out :)


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post #8 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Nope. Snaffle refers to a bit without leverage. A curb or shank bit or any other type of bit that adds leverage will not be considered a snaffle. Mouthpieces are a whole different ballgame - I have a thread at the top of the Tack & Equipment section that might help you out :)
Oh ok thank you. That helps :) lol.
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Glad to! I don't want to take over your thread though! PM me if you have any questions :)


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post #10 of 10 Old 05-24-2011, 08:46 PM
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I knew what you were talking about, but its called a Jointed Curb or Shank, right?
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