Kimberwick: A kimberwick (also called a kimblewick or kimberwicke) is a curb bit for English riding that functions much like a Pelham only it is designed to be used with just one rein that exerts leverage action. The reins attach to D-shaped bit rings, and a variety of mouthpieces are available.
- Some kimberwicks are designed with two slots for the reins. When the rein is placed in the lower slot, the leverage action is increased.
- Hunter ponies are often shown in kimberwicks because it is a leverage bit utilizing only one rein, making it user-friendly for small children.
- The kimberwick is the most popular bit in the hunter under saddle division at AQHA and APHA breed shows.
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