Okay so I was looking at pictures of race horses and I have noticed a couple of things that didnt make sense and some that did. PLEASE EXPLAIN?
Okay 1st off, it appears in the photos, that the horses for the most part are being raced in a jointed snaffle(?) then there is a solid metal ring in front of the bit that is attached and the ring of the bit? What would be the purpose of that ?
And then I am assuming the next thing from what I can tell , looks like a piece of string(?) to tie the tongue down? I could kinda see that , but is that what its for ? ( Is it to keep them from biting their own tongue? or to keep the bit in perfect position?) Then again that comes back to what the heck is the other metal ringy thingy
Never have seen a bit like that in my tack catalogs - NOT LIKE I race horses or anything but just seen like something that didnt make sense-
PLEASE ESPLAIN TO THE UN_EDGE_A_MA_CATED
at least in race horses