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What is the purpose of a spade bit for horses?
The spade is often referred to as a signal bit because its tall port, roller, braces and multiple joints send messages to the horse and give the horse time to respond before pressure is applied.
Are spade bits legal?
Jointed mouthpieces, half breeds and spade bits are standard. The shank is 9” Bits with prongs or other protrusions can be very severe and can cause damage to the horse’s tongue. ILLEGAL due to height of port Slip or gag bits, rigid donut mouthpieces and flat polo mouthpieces are prohibited.
What is a finished bridle horse?
That is a finished horse and the further back tuft is shaved off, leaving the one, one inch wide by one inch tall tuft, on the withers. Horses marked in this way simplified the process of big cavvies of horses being ridden by different people as hands came and went on the outfit.
What is a jointed snaffle?
The plain, jointed snaffle is the bit in which many horses begin their education. It’s the most basic design of bit, with a single joint in the center of the mouthpiece. Some horses with a low palate may go better in a multi-jointed bit, such as a French Link snaffle.
Are horse bits cruel?
Through his research, Dr Cook has found that bitted bridles are ‘primitive’ and essentially ‘unnecessary for control of the horse’. Dr Cook considers the bit to be cruel and counterproductive, as it controls the horse through the threat of pain- similar to a whip.
What is a dressage bridle?
Dressage bridles are generally padded bridles with flash nosebands. Nosebands can be either regular buckle or crank style. Anatomic Dressage Bridle is a huge trend, with large variations in design and lots of shine and bling!
What is a Kimblewick bit used for?
The Kimberwick or Kimblewick bit is mostly used for general riding activities. It provides a mild curb action to help to control a horse or pony that pulls or which requires help from a slight curb action to encourage it to lower its head.