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post #31 of 35 Old 04-06-2010, 10:18 PM
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^ Okay, a question. What is the bottom rope between the shanks for?

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post #32 of 35 Old 04-06-2010, 11:12 PM
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^ Okay, a question. What is the bottom rope between the shanks for?
I believe that is like a chin strap curb chain on other bits.

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It already has a curb strap though.

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It is a shank hobble. Since the shafts can move independently, there needs to be a way to limit the distance they move.

Pechos, as far as how tight the chin strap should be, it really depends on your hands and your horse. On a problem horse, I'll have it at one finger but normally 2 fingers is plenty loose and looser then that serves no purpose. I rarely need to engage the chin strap but my horses are pretty well trained, I have light hands, and I use all my aids. (BTW, I hope you didn't think that I was referring to you about being uneducated - it was a generality and I sometimes get a little over passionate.)

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Iride: Ok, yea that sounds about right. Maybe I'll borrow the fiance's fingers haha, mine are pretty small, or just make it so I can slip 3 in there. No, I know you didn't refer to me as uneducated, I was just speaking for peace of mind I guess lol. Or because I'm a blonde...and you know what they say...haha just kidding. Hey, thanks for the information, much obiged!

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