Low Port Western Curb BitWestern Low Port Curb Bit
Explanation of Curb Bits
CuBits are suitable for more ripe horses (4 to 5 years old) with the ability to absorb more bit and face-pressures. Kerb teeth exert downward force on the lips, chest and jaws through the kerb band or necklace.
With the traditional bit insert, the piston of the nose piece is firmly inserted into the jaws, and the jaws do not work independently of each other. Because of the base mechanism of a kerb chisel with a hard jaw, it is a bad turning chisel, but a great block. With a little too much draught, however, it can lead to a rider throwing his skull out of the curve or escaping the curb.
It has a cheekmouth (hump in the middle) that provides more lingual reliefs than a fractured bridle. Rather, more clamping force is exerted on the rods when the kerb engages (the nose piece is pressed against the rods by the vice). You can also press the top of the horse's jaws (palate) if the port on about 2? is high or higher than the horse's jaws can accommodate.
The palatal printing is only suitable for very experienced and trained ponies. A large cushion in the jaws forms the horse's tongues, which fills the jaws from the lower part of the body to the taste buds at ease. Curb bit is softly placed over this cushion and is kept away from the taste buds by the bouncing force of the latch.
This opening relieves the strain on the latch when the kerb impression presses the teeth onto the rods of the horse's muzzle. She lets the latch get under bit of strain and pushes it into the port chamber. Low port gives less stress release. The high port gives more reed release, but with the reed high up in the port, the bit is located deeper on the sides (bars), reaching the oral blocks faster to transfer a strong message.
This means that a high port has fewer "cushions" on the sides. If the port is low, the latch presses more. When the rein pulls back to the horse's breast, the legs turn backwards and upwards until the kerb belt comes to a stop. Pressing tautens the kerb belt under the cheek efficiently brings the lower mandible of the equine into a visual grasp between the mouth piece and the kerb belt.
A handle draws the teeth down onto the rods of the oral cavity. The port is also lifted into the roof of the gums when the port is high enough. If the curb is activated, the nerve of the jaw is more delicate than the rods and the reed. Therefore, you should make sure that the horses heads are raised slightly to prevent the kerb belt instead of picking up the heads and holding them down where you want them.
One port of 1. 5 -2 is usually enough to make a stable feel good and to prevent any strain on the mouth. Interfaces 3?-4? begin to get into his mouth. Once you understand it, however, this piece has a place in western horseback rides. Since western ponies come into very little touch, this set of teeth is conceived in such a way that it holds the forehead of a horse in a upright position without the horseman having to give a hint.
When the horseman is not sitting "on the reins", this bit rests comfortable in the horse's jaws, which gives him a great deal of lingual support and no other form of stress - provided that his forehead is in the right one. When he lifts his skull, the teeth tilt forward (by themselves) and touch the pallet, reminding him to lower his face back to the "sweet spot", where the tip of the tray rests again without hitting his pallet.
It is unnecessary to mention that this bit is for well-trained horse that require very little reining experience, and for advanced horseback riding who do not "ride the reins", as it can cause palatal injury when juddering or withdrawing on this bit. This Quick Stop with rope nose strap has no mouth piece, but it certainly has levered jaws that exert force on the cheek piece, which is pressed onto the delicate, non-muscular area of the jawbone.
Jowls increase the tension to promote a very quick wha. It will be very bewildering when a rider changes from a bridle bit to a curb bit and is asked to move his course with the help of neckband technique. If the bridles on the side of the kerb are placed against the necks to announce the curve, this bridle is reduced - in fact the saddle feels as if it should turn into the bridle.
This" reverse effect" must be surmounted, if one wants to go over to a one-handed kerbstone chisel. Loosely fitted shaft or cheeks, Argentinian curbs with detached cheeks or with detached cheeks maintain their separate sideways motion on each side of the face. Sometimes they are used as a link to the curb, although they also have their disadvantages.
Which is the "BEST" bit assignment for an advanced horseman on an expert mount? Cardigan inserts with a firm shaft forgive irregular reigns, as their effect can be felt on both sides of the face. Mid-size mouths will relieve the strain on the lingual system without having an effect on the taste buds.