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    Default Bit Question- please help

    on this bit, Where do you attach the curb strap? at the top rings?

    http://www.horse.com/item/western-ss...bit/SLT650861/



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    I don't think you use one with this bit. I could be wrong, but it doesn't look like you would use one.
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    Top ring but it may pinch the horse; using curb hooks may help stop pinching.
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    Agree, top ring. It will sit higher than a normal curb strap.


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    I have used a bit like this for many years. I have never had a pinching problem using a leather chin strap in the upper rings. I do a lot of trail riding and it seems to keep the horse comfortable but gives me a bit of leverage if needed.

    This is a leverage bit not a snaffle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lilykoi View Post
    I don't think you use one with this bit. I could be wrong, but it doesn't look like you would use one.
    This is a curb bit/leverage bit. You need to have a curb strap.



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    The curb strap goes on the top rings.

    If you attach reins to the middle rings, it's a snaffle, more or less.

    If you attach reins to the bottom rings, it's a curb.

    If you attach 2 sets of reins, one to the middle rings, one to the bottom rings, it acts, more or less, like an English pelham and might be used, I guess, in that way as a sort of transition bit, moving from a snaffle to a curb - although I can't say that I've ever seen anyone do that.


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    thanks everyone. this would be used as a curb bit.



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