Annoyed. - The Horse Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 12-25-2009, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Annoyed.

I'm kind of annoyed....The people at Valley Tack Shop are very experienced. While the extremely experienced lady was busy, she had another girl come and give me my bridle, which I'd ordered 2 weeks before and they had just gotten in. Okay, all's cool. Until I give them my bit and a new curb chain to attach to the headstall.....and they attach the curb chain to the ring next to the bar instead of to the ring the headstall goes through, like it should have been. I kept wondering why the curb chain seemed too loose, when it was on the tightest notch, and here I find it's because they attached the curb chain to the wrong ring! This is the bit I have, it's an Imus:



Don't you think it's terrible that this very experienced tack shop attached a curb chain to the wrong place?
equiniphile is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 12-25-2009, 07:54 PM
Started
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: SouthEastern PA
Posts: 1,740
• Horses: 2
Some people put the curb chain in different places.

I used to buy bits with chains permenantly put on them. Those chains have ALWAYS been on the ring next to the bar.
sillybunny11486 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 12-25-2009, 07:56 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
I can see where they could be confused. The Imus has that extra "training" ring at the mouthpiece. I love those bits by the way. I have several of them.
It would be sort of useless attached to the lower rings though.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #4 of 13 Old 12-25-2009, 09:29 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: N.W. Ohio
Posts: 5,344
• Horses: 0
There is no real right or wrong when it comes to these type of things. Different bits along with different horses you will put the curb chain in different places depending on how much leverage you need.

-I'm so busy... I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse.
-An Armed Man is a Citizen an unarmed man is a subject.
-Where ever free speech is stifled Tyranny will reign.
nrhareiner is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Really? Do you suggest I move it to the top hole then or the ring next to the bar? Arthur's already trained....
equiniphile is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 02:35 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Brokenheartsville, just north of Styxtown :)
Posts: 2,577
• Horses: 1
I was considering an Imus.. How do you like it?

Most people are like Slinkies; they serve no real purpose, but they bring a smile to your face when you push them down the stairs.
When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on for dear life.
Sunny06 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 06:08 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: N.W. Ohio
Posts: 5,344
• Horses: 0
I tend to leave them on the area next to the bars. However there are times I move them up. Again just depends. Like my stallion Te. I use a full leather curb strap as he dose not need a chain and I put it next to the bars so it has little torque to it. I also keep it very loose.

Now on my one mare since I use a Mylar Cathedral port but I put the curb chain higher. It is not b/c she needs it it is b/c I want to have to move my hand as little as possible and this works well FOR HER. Other horses it varies.

-I'm so busy... I don't know if I found a rope or lost my horse.
-An Armed Man is a Citizen an unarmed man is a subject.
-Where ever free speech is stifled Tyranny will reign.
nrhareiner is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 09:10 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SE Kansas
Posts: 10,620
• Horses: 5
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunny06 View Post
I was considering an Imus.. How do you like it?
I like mine. She was having some problems with quality of her products for awhile and the bits had a tendency to start to weaken at the copper roller. I have one thats like that. It just gives a little more than it should and is creating a pinch point ever so slightly. I think since she has gone to National bridle she has gotten a handle on the quality problems.
I transitioned Saro from the center direct reining ring last spring and she was doing really well with it. Vida goes nicely in it as well.


"Until one has loved an animal, part of one's soul remains unawakened..."
- Anatole France
Vidaloco is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 09:14 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sunny06 View Post
I was considering an Imus.. How do you like it?
I like it a lot. I have the Imus Comfort Gait bit, and it does well on gaited horses
equiniphile is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 12-26-2009, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
Showing
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ohio
Posts: 10,441
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrhareiner View Post
I tend to leave them on the area next to the bars. However there are times I move them up. Again just depends. Like my stallion Te. I use a full leather curb strap as he dose not need a chain and I put it next to the bars so it has little torque to it. I also keep it very loose.

Now on my one mare since I use a Mylar Cathedral port but I put the curb chain higher. It is not b/c she needs it it is b/c I want to have to move my hand as little as possible and this works well FOR HER. Other horses it varies.
I have a curb chain, not a curb strap. I moved it up before I rode today, just to see if that was really better, and it really did help a lot. I've been teaching him to back up for Trail Class, and he seemed less confused when I moved it up.

I'm concerned about how loose it should be though....You should be able to fit your 4 fingers in it, right? Or your whole hand?
equiniphile is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am getting very annoyed! kourtneylynnxxx Horse Talk 5 02-09-2009 10:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome