Mar. 30, 2011, 12:39 PM
I had a friend suggest that I use one of these on my horse, but I have never heard of them or seen them used before. Can anyone explain to me how they work?
Here is a link to what she is referring to:
Mar. 30, 2011, 04:24 PM
You should call or email Brad at EquuSport. He's super nice and would be happy to explain it. I have no clue.
Mar. 30, 2011, 05:32 PM
When you pull back that second bar is going to put pressure under the jaw, kind of like a curb chain.
I am pretty relieved actually, I grew up riding western horses and what was referred to there as a bumper bit was a mullenish mouthpiece with a steel curb piece, not a chain, and it was a pretty vicious bit. I would never, ever put one in a jumper's mouth. I rode in one a time or two back in the day under instruction but it was too severe for me, the horses cowed behind them. Not something I'd ever use again now that I'm not 12 and am willing to say no to trainers.
But this one might be a pretty strong bit too, come to think of it. It might not be steel but it is one piece. Nathe is pretty soft though, it might be OK. Not something I'd spend $300 to try unless I could borrow it first.