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    Default "Bridleless" Bits

    Like this: https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...59975192_n.jpg. I am guessing it is the same as Woodstock used to wear in the '90s. Does anyone know how they stay put? I've always been curious.



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    Is there something that goes under the jaw? To my understanding Native Americans had a similar rig involving a rawhide bit that looped under the jaw and stayed put.



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    Most have a leather curb type strap that adjusts just behind the chin to keep it in place.



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    WOW!
    I've never seen this! whats it called? Whats the purpose?

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    Wonder where I could find one? I've got a few I would try it with, just for kicks.
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    I *think* it's used on horses that have issues with poll pressure.
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    Yes, from what I remember this particular horse wouldn't tolerate a bridle at all so they went with this set up. You know a horse has some serious talent if the trainers say, hey, let's try a bit without a bridle. That would never occur to 99.99% of us!


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    that is pretty cool, would love to know how that worked



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    Woodstock would tolerate a bridle. He went in something with two reins at one point... but he went better in the snake bit. Jimmy Williams was a master at finding creative solutions for horses and riders.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fourmares View Post
    Woodstock would tolerate a bridle. He went in something with two reins at one point... but he went better in the snake bit. Jimmy Williams was a master at finding creative solutions for horses and riders.
    You know if you google snake bit you get a lot of hits about a snake biting.
    Is what he is being ridden in above in the photo called a snake bit?

    btw I just woke up and may not be making any sense.



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    Here was Woodstock: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_cdwuRRFV2Y.../Susie+WEG.jpg. I can't find a better picture.

    ETA: found this picture of snake bit: http://www.sunrisetack.com/p-731-snake-bit.aspx. Does the chain go through the mouth?


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    That is quite cool. thanks



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