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post #21 of 28 Old 11-16-2009, 11:19 AM
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Well, not this one apparentely.
Yes, this bit can most certainly be used with just reins in the 3rd ring. In doing so you turn it in to a standard low port western curb bit. You would ride it on a loose rein, neck reining, like any other western curb bit.
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I do not like these kinds of bits with a single broken mouth piece. In that case they're called an "Argentine Snaffle", which is a misnomer since any bit with shanks is definitely not a snaffle... .
What is it about this bit you do not like. Everyone else seems to think it's a good, mild transitional bit. Can you explain more why you don't like it? thanks.

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post #23 of 28 Old 11-16-2009, 04:38 PM
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^ She doesn't like it IF is has a broken mouthpiece - The original bit posted is a mild transitional bit as it has a solid, ported mouthpiece.

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Well, not this one apparentely.

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^ ? Whatever it was, I have a feeling it was not nice. Just a hunch ;)

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Yes, this bit can most certainly be used with just reins in the 3rd ring.
Yeah, I understand that. I think a few of you took my comment the wrong way.

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^ She doesn't like it IF is has a broken mouthpiece - The original bit posted is a mild transitional bit as it has a solid, ported mouthpiece.
Okay, I was a bit confused as to what wasn't to like. Thanks for the clarification.

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What is it about this bit you do not like. Everyone else seems to think it's a good, mild transitional bit. Can you explain more why you don't like it? thanks.
I don't like it when it has a JOINT in it. The low port as posted in the OP is just fine. A single joint curb bit can be confusing to the horse and even painful of they have a moderate to low pallate. When you pull back on both reins, the bit collapses on the tounge, pushing the joint up in to the roof of the mouth. Some horses do fine with jointed curbs, but many do not. If I use a jointed curb, it's a three-piece with a dog bone or roller in the middle and VERY short shanks (less than 5").
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^ ? Whatever it was, I have a feeling it was not nice. Just a hunch ;)
Huh? Now i'm lost! :]

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Guess I misunderstood you, then :)
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