- A loose ring snaffle is a basic bit with loose movable bit rings and is therefore quite loose in the mouth. Depending on the type, thickness and material, a loose ring snaffle gets a sharper or softer effect.
- It is important that the loose ring is not too narrow, otherwise a skin from the corners of the mouth can get in between.
If your horse does have problems with this, you can use rubber bit rings if necessary.
- A loose ring snaffle is a good basic bit, suitable for many horses and riders.
Features double jointed or elliptical mouthpiece:
A double jointed or elliptical mouthpiece consists of 3 parts. The middle part of this mouthpiece lies flat on the tongue and will put more pressure on the tongue than a jointed mouthpiece. The thicker the middle part, the more pressure on the tongue.
An Segundo mouthpiece alleviates tongue pressure while keeping an even pressure on the bars of the mouth, encouraging the horse to stay light to the contact. Horses find it difficult to lean on this mouthpiece or to put their tongue over the bit.