horses and bits

JoatSimeon at JoatSimeon at
Wed Apr 25 05:42:22 UTC 2001

In a message dated 4/24/01 7:29:23 PM Mountain Daylight Time,
maxdashu at LanMinds.Com writes:

> And if they did use leather bridles, would that be enough to cause wear in
> the teeth?

-- no.  There are a number of types of harness which don't use a bit between
the teeth at all; essentially, they involve a loop around the nose.  That
would produce no wear marks on the teeth at all.

Also, of course, soft bits -- leather or rope -- while they still produce the
characteristic wear on the teeth, produce much less of it than hard metal

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