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Shires Elastic Curb Chain

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Shires Elastic Curb Chain
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The Shires Elastic Curb Chain is an alternative to the metal or leather curb chains that apply pressure on the chin groove of the horse, behind the lower lip. The Elastic Curb Chain by Shires provides a mild action, as it stretches when the pressure is increased. It allows the horse to feel the pressure and have a chance to respond, but is much more yielding in nature than alternatives. The...

The Shires Elastic Curb Chain is an alternative to the metal or leather curb chains that apply pressure on the chin groove of the horse, behind the lower lip. The Elastic Curb Chain by Shires provides a mild action, as it stretches when the pressure is increased. It allows the horse to feel the pressure and have a chance to respond, but is much more yielding in nature than alternatives. The curb chain is used in conjunction with bits like the Pelham and the Kimberwick. It is properly adjusted when it begins to act on the chin groove only when enough rein pressure is applied to rotate the bit in the horse's mouth 45 degrees. At this degree of rotation, the curb chain should be felt, and the horse will feel a pressure acting on the lower jaw. With the sturdy elastic construction of the Shires Elastic Curb Chain, the action is milder, and has a different feel than both a solid leather curb or a more severe double link curb chain that can also pinch. This is worth trying on horses that seem offended or ‘put off’ by other curb chains. It is a necessary accessory for bits that require a curb chain of some sort, as it prevents over-rotation of the mouthpiece. This is a great alternative when other curb chains aren’t working well or causing too much fussing!
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