Description full cheek snaffle bit:
A full cheek bit is a bit whose bit rings is extended with two small bars at the transition bit ring - mouthpiece. The sides make sure that a horse is easier to turn and that the rider can’t pull the bit through the horse’s mouth. This makes the full cheek snaffle bit useful for schooling young horses. Attention: this bit is a bit sharper than a Loos ring snaffle, Eggbutt snaffle bit and D-snaffle bit. The full cheek snaffle bit lies stable and calm in the mouth. In order to make an even more effective full cheek, two straps or loops can be placed on either side of the bit and attached to the bridle. The upper ends of the sides of the full cheek fit right into these straps. These straps ensure that the sides do not get stuck under the noseband of the horse. They give a little more leverage effect, obtained by the straps, than when they are not being used.
Properties of an elliptical mouthpiece:
The Elliptical mouthpiece has a finely rounded centerpiece, which is less sharp than the Dr. Bristol execution. However, it should be taken into account that the thicker the center piece, the more pressure will come on the tongue
Sweet iron properties
- By contact with (air) humidity oxidizes (blue color turns into brown price) the mouthpiece. The surface rust tastes sweet and stimulates the saliva production in a natural way.
- More stimulation of saliva production, better bit acceptance.
- The orange-brown rust layer (after temporarily not using the bit) is easy to remove with a damp cloth.