Originally Posted by whispering willow
does that mean they can eat grass with it?
A curb bit with curved shanks is easier for them to graze because the shanks aren't in the way as much. That's why they are called a grazing bit.
From what I understand, a curved shank bit will release quicker than one with straight shanks. However, the curved one can cause more of an increase in pressure applied than a straight shank. Don't quote me on that because I'm not an expert on bits. I could be wrong.
We use a combination bit on our horses, a curb bit with the snaffle mouth piece. They work well for our horses. Also, if and when you train them to neck rein, it really doesn't matter as much what bit is in their mouth. Posted via Mobile Device