Curb Chain

A curb chain, or curb strap, is a piece of horse tack used on any type of curb bit. It is a flat linked chain or strap that runs under the chin groove of the horse, between the bit shank purchase arms. It has a buckle or hook attachment and often has a "fly link" in the middle to apply a lip strap. Normally the horse is bridled with the curb chain undone, then the curb chain is done up.

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Double Bridle - Adjustment and Parts
... separate bits the bradoon-style snaffle and a curb ... The curb bit hangs down from the main headstall, and the bradoon has a separate, simpler headstall made from a narrow piece of leather known as a "bradoon hanger" or a "slip head." The bradoon headstall lies ... A bradoon that is too wide may get caught on top of the port of the curb bit and push the bridoon's joint upward into the upper palate, while one that is too narrow will ...
Curb Chain - Differences in Chains
... Curb chains vary in width and linkage ... Thinner curb chains are more severe, and can eventually cause sores if the chain is engaged consistently ... Additionally, most people prefer a curb chain with links that run through two others, rather than one, as this decreases the chance the chain will pinch ...
Mechanical Hackamore - Design
... cable, stiff metal, or even bicycle chain (though usually covered in plastic) ... The curb chain is usually a flat-linked chain, though it may be made of anything from a relatively mild flat leather strap to very severe designs with heavy chain or even solid metal bars ... The noseband and curb chain are connected by a metal link that also includes the long shank that applies pressure to the nose, chin groove and poll when the reins ...

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