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The Billy Allen Mouthpiece

This video shows my concern with the standard Billy Allen curb bit. Even on a well-made model, such as this Professional’s Choice Bob Avila number, pulling on one rein transmits through the central joint and pushes the opposing shank forward. Does this…

Loose Ring and Fixed Ring Snaffles

This is a simple video demonstrating the actions of the O-ring and Western Dee. These are direct-action bits with no leverage and no mechanical advantage to provide amplification of force. They work on the tongue, bars, and lips of the horse, stretchin…