Originally Posted by BluMagic
Bit - I can't decide between a loose ring snaffle and a dee ring snaffle. Which whil benefit both Blu and I when Jumping and training? I want the best for my baby and I.
I'd say it's pretty much the horse's preference. Try both and see which he's more responsive with. I didn't really notice a difference between the two with my boy, but I thought the D-ring was prettier.
But when I tried an eggbutt on him, he really responded well! I think it's what he had been used with during training, so he kicked into listening mode with it. I've heard that loose rings can pinch your horse's skin at the corners (hence why people use those big rubber disk things), so that was one other thing that turned me off of the loose-ring. I didn't notice pinching with my horse, but ya never know.
Oh, one other thing...if some emergency comes up where you need to use a drastic direct rein in a tight circle...a loose-ring (and possibly eggbutt) could slide through your horse's mouth where a D-Ring or Full Cheek will not. Blu seems pretty chill though, so I'm not sure if you'd ever be caught in that situation!