A curb strap is used with a shanked (curb) bit. It's attached to the top bit rings where the headstall attaches (the reins attach to the lower rings on the shanks of the bit) and goes under the horse's chin. It allows the rider to exert pressure on the horse's poll.mandagirl26 said:What is a curb strap and how do you put it on?
I was told by the previous owner that I needed one on Mister so I was able to stop him if he tried to run with me. He's in a 5 inch full cheeked snaffle bit and a Western headstall.
I hesitate to even buy one until I know what they are and how they are placed, I've ridden him without and he's never tried to run with me or grab the bit away. If I use the one rein to turn his head he immediately stops anyways... would I be getting something unnecessary, or putting my safety to the test???
He changes color a lot (being something of a man of mystery ). He appears black (with white roaning) when he first gets his new coat of the season, then gradually fades to brown until he sheds out/grows the next coat. This pic was taken in May, so he's dark brown with Ozzie Osborne red streaks in his mane. I think the one that makes him look chestnut was taken in very strong sunlight towards the end of July.Pink's lady said:OMG - Bram's brown/black! I was convinced he was chestnut!