Vintage 1900s Driving Horse Bit
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Price: $25.00
Product ID : vtg_1900drivingbit
Weight: 5.00 lbs
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A charming relic from the turn of the last century when driving a handsome pair of horses was in its heyday! This bit is considered a half-cheek snaffle whose design was meant to keep the bit in the horse’s mouth with the small extended piece being attached to the bridle with a small leather strap called a bit keeper. This allowed much more direct contact with the horse’s mouth; however the extension was often in the way of the reins and other bridle parts so historically you will see these bits with the extension pointing down and out of the way - even today as this bit has stood the test of time and design. 

This iron bit is nicely pocked with age and rust, a lovely item for display or for use in creative home décor. One side of the bit is frozen with sediment of rust, otherwise in very good antique condition. Total length is 10 inches with a 5 inch mouthpiece and 2 inch rings. Circa 1900s.

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