Appearance of the Butterfy Driving Bit:
Uses of the Butterfy Bit:
How it Works of the Butterfy Bit:
The Butterfly bit is a curb bit. The bridle attaches to the smallest ring. Reins can be attached to any of the rings below. Reins placed on the top ring that are even with the mouthpiece will acted somewhat like a snaffle. The severity of the bit is increased when the lower rings are used. When the reins are pulled back, the curb chain and crown of the bridle apply pressure in addition to the action in the horse's mouth.
Note: there is another bit called a butterfly bit that attaches to another bit to increase its severity. It looks similar to a small bridoon.