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The modern horseman is restricted saddle company saddle for sale to five basic groups or families of bits, of which, if his horse has been correctly schooled, he will only rarely need to employ more than two. These five groups comprise: the snaffle, in its various forms; the double bridle, i.e. curb bit and bradoon (the latter is, in fact, a light version of the ordinary snaffle saddle company saddle for sale but changes its name, for no very good reason, when used with a curb bit); the Pelham, a hybrid derived from the curb bit and attempting to produce the same result as the double bridle with the use of a single mouthpiece; the gag snaffle, a gadget borrowed from the harness horse, and finally the bitless bridle saddle company saddle for sale, frequently termed a hackamore, which relies soley on pressure exerted on the nose for its effect.

Of these, the snaffle is the mildest form of bitting, the most simple and the most common. It is made in a variety of weights, ranging from the pencil-thin to the much more acceptable thick mouthpiece, described by the Irish as ‘soft’. The principal saddle company saddle for sale division within the group, however, is between those with a jointed mouthpiece and those made without a joint in a ‘half-moon’ shape known as a mullen mouth, the latter being the milder of the two. The action of the snaffle saddle company saddle for sale depends upon the position of the horse’s head and, therefore, upon the stage of training that has been reached. In the young, relatively unschooled horse, carrying his weight on the forehand with a correspondingly low head carriage, the action is upwards against the corners of his lips. In the case of the horse in a more advanced state of training, more weight is carried on the quarters, the forehand is therefore lightened and the head raised to a point where the nose is held a little in advance of the vertical. The snaffle then acts across the lower jaw, lying over the tongue and placing more pressure on the bars saddle company saddle for sale of the mouth (i.e. the area of gum between the incisors and the cheek teeth).

The snaffle can become a stronger means of control by variations being made to the mouthpiece. This can, for instance, be twisted or serrated, so as to give a sharper pressure on the mouth, or it can be fitted with rollers, set horizontally within the mouthpiece or round its circumference. The action of the bit saddle company saddle for sale can also be altered and/or assisted by the use of auxiliaries such as drop nosebands or martingales.

A drop noseband, the nosepiece resting some 7 cm above the nostrils and the rear strap fastening below the bit, fulfils a number of purposes. By closing the mouth it prevents evasions of the bit’s actions caused by the horse opening the jaws or attempting to cross them. It helps, also, to maintain a correct saddle company saddle for sale position of the head by exerting a downward and backwards pressure on the nose, transmitted to it through the action of the rein. The result of a correctly positioned head, allowing the rider’s hands to be higher than the mouth, is to give a greater degree of control. A certain, if slight, restriction of the breathing, is involved in the use of the drop noseband – a violent upward movement of the head being countered by a momentary increase of pressure saddle company saddle for sale upon the nasal passages.
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