combination bit

With the increased use of this bit, is it really made with equine welfare in mind?

There was a trend seen in show jumping horses to combine a standard snaffle bit, and a hackamore bit together. It wasn’t long until combination bits, that encompass a mouth piece with nasal and chin pressure ( like a hackamore), appeared on the scene. There are now many very versions of this type of bit, different brands, mouth pieces and materials. The over all mechanics of this bit is that when rein tension is applied to the mouth piece, the nose section will pull down onto the nasal plane and the chin strap will apply pressure on the mandible. This bit is often seen with a noseband along side it.

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