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If the bit wrinkles the ideal saddle for sale lips, then it is too high. It is easy to adjust the bit so that it is too low, however, and this increases the nutcracker action of the jointed mouthpiece. If you open the pony’s mouth, the bit should be lying. It should never be so loose that it bangs on the front teeth – a surprisingly common ideal saddle for sale finding.
The thicker the mouthpiece the more comfortable it is for the pony. Some types of snaffle are favoured for this reason. It can be confusing that bits are called by so many different names although they all belong to ideal saddle for sale one of the three or four basic types.
The jointed snaffle family includes the ‘eggbut’ snaffle, which has a special junction between the end of the mouthpiece and the bit ring so that wear does not produce sharp burrs of metal which can hurt the pony’s lips. The ‘bradoon’ ideal saddle for sale is a very simple jointed snaffle designed to be used with a curb bit in a double two bitted bridle. The ‘Fulmer’ or ‘cheek’ snaffles have blunt spikes in either side of the mouthpiece. If you strap the upper end of the spike to the cheek piece of the bridle, the bit is stabilised in the animal’s mouth. A further modification of the snaffle is the ‘straight’ snaffle which has rings at either end of a mouthpiece which is a round ideal saddle for sale bar, straight or slightly curved (‘half-moon snaffle’). In the latter instance the inside of the curve should be upwards and backwards so that it fits around the pony’s mouth and jaw.
The jointed snaffle is generally the most satisfactory bit for a pony. However, some animals go better or are easier to control in a bit of the ‘helham’ family. These have a mouthpiece which is straight or has a small ideal saddle for sale hump in the middle (the ‘port’) to give room for the animal’s tongue. In the normal pelham there is a cheek at each end of the mouthpiece and this acts as a lever. If the rider pulls the rein (curb rein) attached to a loop at the bottom of the cheek, pressure is brought to bear on the pony’s ‘chin groove’ by the curb chain passing around the back of the jaw. This may actually be a chain or a leather strap, or, sometimes, a chain fitted with a ‘guard’ of rubber or sheepskin to make the action milder. The ideal saddle for sale curb chain is made so that it can be twisted to lie flat and it should always be used thus. It is attached to hook on the bit and passes through the upper loop on the cheek (not behind it, where it would pinch the pony’s lips) and then behind the jaw to the other side. The spare link in the middle of the curb chain should lie outwards; through it passes the narrow ‘lip strap’ which buckles on either side to the cheek of the pelham and keeps the curb chain in place. A lip strap is not strictly essential on a pelham, though it is correct to use one.
In addition to the lower curb rein, the ideal saddle for sale pelham has a ‘snaffle’ rein attached to the upper loop on the bit, and this acts like a simple straight bar snaffle. Two pairs of reins may prove rather a handful so that sometimes short leather straps are buckled from upper to lower loops on each side of the bit and a single pair of reins used. The same idea is taken a good deal further with the ‘Kimblewick’ pelham which has a straight mouthpiece with a port, a curb chain and a D-shaped ring to which a single ideal saddle for sale rein is buckled so that its action is similar to that of a conventional pelham though somewhat milder.