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Kimberwick BitKimberwick:  A kimberwick (also called a kimblewick or kimberwicke) is a curb bit for English riding that functions much like a Pelham only it is designed to be used with just one rein that exerts leverage action. The reins attach to D-shaped bit rings, and a variety of mouthpieces are available.

  • Some kimberwicks are designed with two slots for the reins. When the rein is placed in the lower slot, the leverage action is increased.
  • Hunter ponies are often shown in kimberwicks because it is a leverage bit utilizing only one rein, making it user-friendly for small children.
  • The kimberwick is the most popular bit in the hunter under saddle division at AQHA and APHA breed shows.

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Brianna    Huntington Beach, CA

11/14/2009 6:30:50 PM

I jump my QH Justin with this bit. It works great! he has a hard mouth because his previous owner was inexperienced, so this bit works well.

Katie    Clarington, OH

6/26/2009 8:32:43 AM

I us this on my English pleasure quarter horse.

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