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Weymouth curb bit
Saddle seat double bridle
Weymouth: The weymouth is an English leverage bit. It is the curb bit component of the double bridle used in saddle seat riding and on upper level dressage horses.

  • The Weymouth looks similar to a pelham, but it features only one bit ring (at the bottom of the shank) and therefore operates with only one rein.
  • It’s available in several mouthpiece configurations, particularly various ports.
  • When part of a double bridle, the Weymouth is adjusted slightly lower in the horse’s mouth than the separate bradoon or snaffle component.

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Briana    Honey Brook, PA

1/4/2014 8:12:48 AM

Good article.

JettsGirl    hello, IL

10/13/2011 4:34:07 PM

The double is usually used for shows, and practicing. The double is higher up and usually, with it having the two bits its alot stronger.

Jill    Richmnd, MI

9/8/2011 9:39:48 AM

Good info for beginers, but remember that that bit may not correct any problems yo have with the horse it may just need more training.

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