snaffle bit

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n snaffle bit a simple jointed bit for a horse; without a curb
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Usage

In literature:

The dun he leaned against the bit and slugged his head above, But the red mare played with the snaffle-bars, as a maiden plays with a glove.
"Verses 1889-1896" by Rudyard Kipling
Pleasant the snaffle of Courtship, improving the manners and carriage; But the colt who is wise will abstain from the terrible thorn-bit of Marriage.
"Departmental Ditties and Barrack Room Ballads" by Rudyard Kipling
A useful collection of burnished bits and snaffles hung on a side wall.
"The Postmaster's Daughter" by Louis Tracy
Snaffle had been drinking a bit and got angered and flustered when Riggs cross-examined him.
"Lanier of the Cavalry" by Charles King
This thinking people soon invented the snaffle bit, and both rode and drove with its aid.
"Agriculture for Beginners" by Charles William Burkett
The Russians use the curb and snaffle-bits made of steel.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Bits may be divided into snaffles, curbs and Pelhams.
"The Horsewoman" by Alice M. Hayes
A colt's bit should be large and smooth snaffle, with players to keep his mouth moist.
"A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey's Art of Taming Horses" by J. S. Rarey
Bring two hunting saddles and bridles, and some of the snaffle bits that I like.
"A Danish Parsonage" by John Fulford Vicary
Use your snaffle bit alone.
"Patroclus and Penelope" by Theodore Ayrault Dodge
In this way it answers the purpose of both curb and snaffle without crowding the horse's mouth with two separate bits.
"The American Horsewoman" by Elizabeth Karr
A vigorous stirring is bound to upheave what is searched for, so in due course the Captain dug up a snaffle-bit.
"John Ermine of the Yellowstone" by Frederic Remington
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In poetry:

Let a youth bridle Twilight, my dapple-gray,
With broad rein and snaffle bit;
He must bring him round at break of day
When the shadows begin to flit,
When the darkness begins to dream away,
And the owls begin to sit.
"The Three Horses" by George MacDonald

In news:

The key to a smooth and successful transition to the curb bit is to have your horse supple and responsive to the snaffle bit first.
Graduating Your Western Horse From Snaffle to Curb Bit .
Graduating Your Western Horse From Snaffle to Curb Bit.
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