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what is it? what does it do? It has two buckles on it which confuses me??
 

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its for people who cant/dont want to ride with two reins. it attaches the the snaffle part & the curb part of the bit where each rein would attach & then you attach the rein to the bit converter.
 

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And it's a horrible device that takes a useful, flexible bit and turns it into an unflexible, abusive bit.

If you don't know how to ride with two reins, learn. It's a wonderful tool.

If you can't learn to ride with two reins, ride in a stronger snaffle or ride an easier horse.

A bit converter is a horrible compromise, IMO.
 

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And it's a horrible device that takes a useful, flexible bit and turns it into an unflexible, abusive bit.

If you don't know how to ride with two reins, learn. It's a wonderful tool.

If you can't learn to ride with two reins, ride in a stronger snaffle or ride an easier horse.

A bit converter is a horrible compromise, IMO.
i agree !!
 

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I don't plan on using one, but I was just curious since I found it on a few tack sites.
 

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And it's a horrible device that takes a useful, flexible bit and turns it into an unflexible, abusive bit.
I am quite curious to know how a bit converter has such an effect as this when in use?
 

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Using a bit converter means you have engaged the leverage effect of the bit at all times, at the same percentage of force. The whole point of using a leverage bit such as a pelham or a three ring snaffle is *choosing* when you need to engage the leverage effect, how much leverage to use and releasing it when the horse responds. With a bit converter there's never any engage/release or any choice of how much force to use - there's just a mild leverage effect all the time.
 

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Ah. I've never used a Bit Converter, but I've seen it used in the Hunter world quite often. I never realized that the bit converter did that. Makes sense.
 
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