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Bridle Vs. curb bit
I' ve seen so many folks using a bit in their horse's jaws by chance, but they don't know how it works or how it is different from other bit. My greatest problems are those who don't know the differences between a bridle bit and a curb bit.
A lot of folks think that because a little bit has a little bit of a hinge in the center, it's an automatic bridle, although that couldn't be farther from the trut! Put in a nutshell, a bridle bit works with straight forward force, and a curb bit works without any lever action. When a little bit of lever action has, then it is a curb, no matter what kind of mouth piece the piece has.
Bridle and curb bit inserts can have any kind of mouthpieces. It is not the bit that makes the teeth, but the cheekpiece. Many different kinds of bridles are available, such as D-rings, egg-lays, loosely fitted bridles and full string. Each of these can have any mouthpieces you can name.
At the other end, a bit insert can also have one of the above mentioned mouths, along with a doze of others. Only because a curb bit has a only flexible nose part, it is not a bridle! An individual hinge is the most frequent bridle bit occlusion, so many believe that when they see a part with a unique articulated bit, it becomes a bridle.
There are also Curb bits in many different parts of the cheeks. If you talk about pressing directly against the lever, it all comes down to the side of the bit and where the reins connect to the bit. In the case of a bridle bit, such as a D-ring or an egg-stump, the reins are connected directly to the horse's muzzle.
Pulling the bridles back creates tension on the lip angle, the sticks, the reed and sometimes the top of the tongue, according to the kind of mouths. All of them generate immediate exertion of force on the horse's muzzle. The use of a bit exerts a very different amount of strain on the horse's face and throat.
A bit insert connects your reins to the end of the shaft, which is a handle. They pull up and back at the bottom of the shaft under the oral cavity instead of directly at it. If you put downward force on a curb bit, the curb chain/strap first puts the animal under downward force under the jaw.
It will exert downward force on the top of your palate or your mouthguard, according to the kind of nozzle you have on your curb. Kerb teeth also exert downward force on the horse's face. The extent to which you draw on a kerbstone depends on how much force the rider exerts on his chest and throat.
You can also find a few bit that are in both bridle and curb categories and are in their own intermediate categories. A number of bit have both bridle and curb properties. Pelham, Kimberwicke and Elevator Belts are some samples of the bit properties of both kinds of bit.
If you have a Pelham bit and an elevator bit, you should use two bridles, one on the bridle ring and the other on the curb ring. The bridle bridles can be used normally and exert immediate oral force, and your bridles can be used as needed to exert force on the jaw and chest and generate a tug.
It is always useful to learn yourself and know how your bit works and what you are actually saying. Because it is a bridle piece does not always mean that it is a gentle piece, and a curb piece does not always have to be hard! Please mail me a full colour Featherlite booklet for my trailers.