The Cottage Crafe Uxeter Kimblewick - Similar to the true Kimblewick with a Cambridge mouth, but instead of plain wire D's on the cheek, it has flat ones with slots. The object being to give a fixed rein action - the top slot is snaffle only and the lower slot curb only. In the curb position the bit becomes a strong one and should never be used by children or the inexperienced, but in the snaffle postition it is a useful bit for the horse that likes the Cambridge mouth, as it allows room for the tongue and gives pressure on the bars.
measure a bit:
A bit should fit your horse’s mouth so that the mouthpiece extends approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) beyond the horse’s lips on either side, but not so tight that the horse might be pinched by any movable cheek pieces. You also don’t want a great length of bit hanging out of the horse’s mouth. The different parts of the mouthpieces on bits are made to sit on specific areas of the mouth. So for the bit to be effective, the bit needs to contact those areas properly. You also don’t want the bit pulling through the horse’s mouth when you pull on a rein. Measure an old bit you know already fits. Use a tape measure to measure from the inside of each cheek piece or ring .Use a piece of string about 12” (30cm) long. Tie a knot about 2 inches (5cm) in. Put it through your horse’s mouth, with the knot against the lips on one side. Mark the opposite side with a marker or little piece of tape
This is a super product and absolutely ideal for what I wanted. Excellent quality, the curb can be removed if required and the two slots give more options - the lower bringing in poll pressure. Highly recommend for anyone who wants variable gentle control
Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? No Riding Activity? Non-Rider