In school all leaping may be accomplished on the snaffle; but in the hunting field it is far otherwise.
That girl, madam, needs the curb, and you have been guiding her with the snaffle.'
He lifted the bridle from the horse's neck, divided curb and snaffle thoughtfully, touched the splendid animal with heel and knee.
The horse must be ridden in a snaffle, as young Flixton could tell you.
Then he unbuckled the snaffle bit and rein from the bridle and wound the rein about his waist.
Fig. 100 shows how the curb and snaffle reins should be held.
A leading rein should then be attached to the ring of the snaffle, and the horse led quietly up to the fence, and halted.
He rattled the snaffle in his mouth with nervous indecision—he had a notion to try it.
The better plan is to keep the snaffle moving and sawing in his mouth, and from time to time take a sharp pull at the curb.
The snaffle may be added when he goes freely in the head-stall.
A person who is attractive, pleasant, and full of finesse: thought of Dr Hugo Barker as a smooth article/ You think you're such a smoothie
[1933+ Students; smoothie is like slicker, but today lacks the connotations of dishonesty and trickiness]