Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Eventing Country
• Horses: 0
The Loose Ring does exactly as the name states. The Rings where the reins are attached and the Rings being attached to the mouthpiece - aren't stuck in place.
So the rings slide through the ends of the mouthpiece.
This Loose Ring Effect - does not allow a horse to lean onto the bit, because the rings will slide, and also does not allow a handsy rider to take the horses mouth, because again - the rings slide.
Hence, loose ring.
Meh, I am not that great at explaining things.