Curb Chain

The curb chain or strap is mounted in the chin groove under the horse’s chin between the bit shanks of the bit. It steadies the bit within the mouth (keeping it centered), and it controls the lever action of the reins. It keeps the bit shanks from bit from over-rotating. The curb strap acts as… Read More Curb Chain

Bit Shanks

A Bit Shank is the bar that has a ring that attaches to the bridle headstall at the top (headstall loop), the bit in the middle and and the rein ring on the other end. The length of the shank is important, as the longer the shank below the bit (lever), the more pressure is… Read More Bit Shanks

Curb bit w/Snaffle Mouth

Shop Shank Snaffle Bits Introduction to Broken-Mouth Curb Horse Bits As the horse progresses and acquires more experience, you can start using bits with thinner mouthpieces and longer cheeks Sometimes called a “cowboy snaffle” bit, many experts do not regard this as a snaffle at all because it applies leverage and chin pressure. Others don’t… Read More Curb bit w/Snaffle Mouth

Curb Bit Basics

Shop Curb Bits Curb Bits Explained Curb bits are suited for more mature horse (4 to 5 years old) with the capacity of accepting more pressure from the bit and more pressure on their face. Because they were used primarily for working horses and cowboys who needed one hand free for roping, shooting, and hat-tipping,… Read More Curb Bit Basics