Kimblewick Bits

Originating from the English town of Kimblewick, this eponymous bit combines both Snaffle and Curb Bit features. The shanks and ported mouthpiece offer the control of a Curb Bit, but the absence of lever arms lessens the severity of the action. The D-shaped rings allow for versatility in the severity of the bit, depending on the position of the reins within the ring. This design is illegal in many competition disciplines, but is used for contact sports such as polocrosse.