5" Copper plated mouth, 2-3/4" O-Rings Eggbut Snaffle BitBy definition, a snaffle bit is a direct pull or direct action bit, meaning that when you are holding the reins in two hands atop your horse, you have direct contact with its mouth. Whatever you do with your hands, your horse should do. Most trainers will start a young horse in a snaffle to gain the framework it needs to transition to a curb bit. Such a foundation includes lateral flexion, collection, transitions, responsiveness to leg cues and more.An eggbutt snaffle is a bit commonly used for English riding, the name refers to the shape of the ring. It is designed to prevent pinching of the horse's mouth and works on the poll and bars of the mouth.
This stainless steel 3-ring combination bit has a 6" shank with a sweet iron low port comfort snaffle (MB 04, Level 2) and a copper inlay.This mouthpiece is made of polished sweet iron which naturally oxidizes or rusts. Harmless to horses, it has a sweet taste and promotes salivation.This bit now comes with black leather noseband and synthetic black curb strap (not as pictured).
These 8 mm bit guards are neoprene disks that prevent the bit from pinching the corner of your horse's mouth and causing irritation while you ride. Easy to install, these guards secure to the bit with velcro. Sold in pairs.
Rickey's bits were designed for training, practice, and competition. This Setter bit features a loose-cheek shank to encourage lateral flexion and will allows the rider to control the horse's nose. The unique mouthpiece of this Setter rolls back when engaged, slowing contact and allows more time for the horse to collect and respond to added pressure. Helps develop the horse's proper head set and teaches a horse to carry the bit correctly. In a high speed situation, it helps the horse rate smoothly and builds consistency. Rickey recommends using a firm leather curb strap or flat chain with all bits in this series to allow the horse to feel and work off of the bit rather than react to the feel and pressure of a biting curb.
A hackamore may look relatively simple in its construction of a noseband connected to a headstall and reins; however, to control a horse without a mouthpiece takes patience and training.Proper placement is important when fitting a hackamore. Adjusted too low, it will hinder the horse's breathing. It should sit on the gristly part of your horse's nose, approximately 4" from the top of the nasal cavity.Size of the hackamore is also important. The wider/thicker the nosepiece, the more pressure is dispersed, thereby making it gentler than a thinner nosepiece.This bit is a combination, sweet iron twisted snaffle mouth with leather wrapped noseband and has 8" cheeks.
Reinsman Equestrian's 3/8" 3-Piece Sweet Iron Snaffle with Copper Roller Bit is an extremely good bit if you need help getting your horse's legs underneath him and his hind end down.The mouthpiece breaks over the bars at an angle to contact new nerves and add some tongue pressure for better control. The copper roller often pacifies a nervous horse and adds slight tongue pressure for better headset.