Curb Bit

Iron alloy, copper alloy, gold | 31.8cm | 17th century

Unknown Artist

The mouthpiece of this bit, composed of scatches (flattened canons) with a gooseneck port, was intended for a horse with a good mouth and a thick tongue, but which leans too much on the bit. The scatches also disarm the lips (moving them aside from t...
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