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Kimblewick Barrel Mouth

HBE

Kimblewick Barrel Mouth

$70.00

Kimblewick Barrel Mouth

 

  • Also known as Kimberwick and Spanish Snaffle
  • Stainless Steel
  • 12mm Barrel Mouth

Uses:

This is a bit commonly used in general riding and provides more curb action to a horse that may be a strong puller or needs slight curb action to lower its head. It can not be used in dressage. For trail riding it may be useful or in any situation where a curb bit might be handy, but the shanks of a traditional curb bit might get caught up in things. It is occasionally used for driving, yet most frequently in Cross Country/Jumping phases. It is quite common to see ponies wearing these bits. This is a bit commonly used in general riding and provides more control on a horse that may be a strong puller or needs slight curb action to lower its head. It is quite common to see ponies wearing these bits.

How It Works:

A Kimberwick is a curb (leverage) bit. The further the reins slide down the D ring, the more leverage is applied. The reins can be attached through the slots to keep them from sliding. If the reins are placed in the lower slot the bit will have more curb action than the upper slot.

 With either type of Kimberwick, the curb chain or strap prevents the bit from rotating too far in the horse’s mouth. When the reins are pulled back, the bit applies pressure to the bars of the mouth, the chin and the poll. If there is a port, there may be pressure on the roof of the mouth. Because the bit has the equivalent of very short shanks, the curb action is relatively mild.


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