Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Olds Alberta Canada
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To the Op
Welcome to the inexact world of horse terminology!
My favorite beef is 'shanked snaffle' as there is no such creature, and the term is an oxymoron, but is used for convenience sake, even by professionals and tack catalogs
A snaffle by definition, is anon leverage bit. Once you add shanks, regardless if mouth piece is jointed, it is a curb
Tom Thumb is another one, with many referring to any curb with ajointed mouth as being a TT
A true TT, is a curb with a jointed mouth piece BUT fixed straight up and down shanks
Colt alone denotes male, with a filly being a female young horse
Hackamore, which is used to mean bosal (ie non leverage bitless ), by show rules, but with many extending that term to mean mechanical hackamore, which has leverage and is not anywhere near in the same ball park, nor legal in Hackamore/snaffle bit classes, nor the same, far s starting a horse with a non leverage devise
Welcome to the inexact science or horse terminology!