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#21 msjwebb

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 02:46 AM

A tom thumb is not a snaffle, its a curb bit. World of difference. And a "western" snaffle looks just like any other snaffle, with the same variations.


Yes, but if the bit in the picture (has shanks) has a joint in the middle, it would be a Tom thumb type of bit.
I have seen plenty of pretty plain sniffles but this is not one of them.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:11 AM

Not true. A snaffle is a bit with no shanks. Actual mouthpiece doesn't matter. It can be jointed or mullen. The bit in this picture is a large ring snaffle. There are no shanks that I can see.


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:24 AM

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Am I missing the shanks?  I don't see them.  It looks like a big O ring snaffle to me, with the quick clip attachments at the bridle and reins.  The draw rein is covering the clip so it isn't real visible but I don't see shanks. 


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 05:50 AM

Really, I just can't imagine a situation where one would need both draw reins AND a martingale. I'm pretty sure that at big dressage shows there is s technical delegate who checks cavessons to make sure they're not too tight. This would absolutely fail.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 09:08 AM

 

one would need both draw reins AND a martingale.

It does, however, separate the trainers from the wanna-be's. No trainer OR horseman would ever subject a horse to this mess.


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#26 msjwebb

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:47 AM

Not true. A snaffle is a bit with no shanks. Actual mouthpiece doesn't matter. It can be jointed or mullen. The bit in this picture is a large ring snaffle. There are no shanks that I can see.


Sorry, my bad that was about another picture with running martingale on a shank bit also taken at Scottsdale.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:00 PM

That would be even worse. Does no one know how to train a horse any more? Or just hogtie them and shove them through it.....


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Posted 21 February 2017 - 01:56 PM

This is the other picture.

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 08:42 PM

My God, that horse has to be in major pain. :angry:   


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 04:08 AM

I'm betting there was swelling, after.


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