Using A Curb Chain or Chin Strap

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  1. JeffK-MN

    JeffK-MN Full Member

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    I would like to know how to use a curb chain with a D-ring snaffel?
    Or is it not needed?
    Or do you need a Cavason?

    Also if you use a curb chain where do the rains go?
    Above or below the curb chain Thanks Jeff
     






  2. Blistering Winds

    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    With d ring, you do not use a curb chain at all. What it does, is keeps the D's from "opening" out or sliding through the mouth. So technically, it is not needed as it is useless as for it's purpose.

    The reins go in front of the Chin strap the way I ride when I use them (I use them on all my snaffles regardless).
     
  3. minnie_mouse

    minnie_mouse Senior Member+

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    you dont use a curb chain with a D ring snaffel. and a cavason noseband had nothing to do with the curb chain.

    IF you do ride a horse in a curb chain bit then the reins just stay on the bit rings....and the curb chain does up under the chin, from one side ofthe bit to the other.
     
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    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    cavason is only to hold the horse's mouth shut. Nothing more....

    What is it you are trying to accomplish??
     
  5. minnie_mouse

    minnie_mouse Senior Member+

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    i agree BW.

    is your horse strong? do you want him to accept the bit more...? what do you want from him...
     
  6. Dawn

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    You sure you typed that right?
     
  7. Blistering Winds

    Blistering Winds Senior Member+

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    Yes, I typed it right. I put my chains in front of the chin strap on my snaffles. Only reason I use the chin strap is to hold the snaffle rings in place.

    I've seen them in front of the reins as well.
     
  8. JeffK-MN

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    What I'm trying to figure out is this way.
    I just got a new horse for my daughter and the people that had the horse told us to use a D-ring snaffle with a tie-down and curb chain.

    I have not used a D-ring bit before but the tom thumb and the mullin bit that we tryed on her she resisted a lot so I got a D-ring snaffle with rubber and want to set the bridle up for her but I didn't want to use a tie-down yet if I don't have to .
    Thanks Jeff
     
  9. sher327

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    does the horse have a head tossing problem or something? Did they tell you why to use a tie down?
     
  10. Dawn

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    Okay, the first time you said you put your reins in front of the chin strap. The second time you said you put your chains in front of the chin strap. Which is it? I honestly can not picture how that would work. You would hit the strap every time you engaged the reins.
     






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