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curb bit [1]click to hear

Bit composed of a mouth and two side bars; it lowers the horse’s nose.
curb bit [1] mouth rein ring curb chain lower cheek lip strap ring curb hook cheek ring upper cheek port

mouth click to hear

Metal bar that is placed in the horse’s mouth; it is controlled by the reins to steer the animal.

rein ring click to hear

Round part that is attached to the end of the lower cheek; the curb rein is attached to it.

curb chain click to hear

Metal chain that hangs from the cheek rings and passes under the horse’s jaw to secure the bit.

lower cheek click to hear

Lower part of the bar that holds the mouth; it is usually longer than the upper cheek.

lip strap ring click to hear

Round part for attaching a false curb chain (strap preventing the horse from seizing the arms of the bit’s mouth with its mouth).

curb hook click to hear

Part that connects the curb chain to the cheek ring.

cheek ring click to hear

Round part forming the end of the upper cheek; the curb chain and the cheek strap are attached to it.

upper cheek click to hear

Upper part of the bar that holds the mouth.

port click to hear

Curvature of the mouth that is designed to reduce the pressure exerted by the bit on the horse’s tongue.