Articles tagged with Snaffle

For those of you who didn’t catch my last post, I discussed the history of vaquero horsemanship as much as I know it. This time though, I will talk about how the snaffle bit and traditional hackamore are used in starting colts. The snaffle came to America from England and Europe and is a direct pressure bit.…More

In my travels I often come across interesting tidbits, artifacts and pieces of information. Perhaps it’s simply my nature as a journalist but I feel compelled to share them; both good or bad. Sometimes the bad has more educational value. Case in point is the ubiquitous snaffle bit. Archeologists have unearthed bronze snaffle bits that date as far back as 3000BC…More