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Horse Quiz of the Week: Curb or Snaffle Bit Quiz

By February 22, 2013

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There are many types of bits out there. But there are basically two types--curbs and snaffles. Although the two types have many similarities, how they work on the horse's mouth, head and chin are very different.

Do you know what type of bit pictured here? Is it a curb or a snaffle? How can you tell? What is the difference between a curb and a snaffle bit? There are five more bits to identify in the Curb or Snaffle Bit Quiz. If you've explored Bits and Bridles Explained this quiz should be a snap! Don't forget to let me know how you did! Did you know you can get horse quizzes delivered to your email inbox? Sign up now for the Test Your Horse Savvy quiz series.

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October 28, 2008 at 4:23 pm
(1) dillion says:

i learnt a lot from you guys an d i would not be brave to jump that high

October 28, 2008 at 5:43 pm
(2) Katherine says:

Thanks Dillion!

February 19, 2009 at 8:46 pm
(3) Eileen says:

I just took the Bits Quiz. When I saw the picture of the kimberwick bit, I clicked on “snaffle”, but the response was that this was the wrong answer. Could this be a mistake? I have seen a picture of a kimberwick with a curb-type mouthpiece, but this particular bit has the typical jointed snaffle mouth piece, and neither type has shanks. Even though it has the chin strap, wouldn’t the lack of shanks make it a snaffle?
Anyway, I enjoy the quizzes, and I get a kick out of finding out that I know more about horses than I realize I did!

February 20, 2009 at 8:53 am
(4) Katherine says:

Hi Eileen,
I don’t want to give away the answer to the quiz, but if you read The Difference Between Curbs and Snaffles you’ll find the explanation. :-)

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