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  • Loop ring snaffle
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    01-11-2012, 12:20 PM

Hey I was wondering if anyone heard of using a ring would the bit? This horse has a snaffle and then theres about a 3.5 inch rig that goes around his lower jaw. Don't really know what the point of it is... he is a exrace horse and is a TB.

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    01-11-2012, 12:23 PM
A ring would the bit? Don't think so? Why?
    01-11-2012, 12:38 PM
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If you are talking about this bit;

This is a bit that is common on the racetrack. Many of the horses I galloped had them. The ring goes into the mouth with the snaffle mouthpiece and then the rest of the ring loops around the horse's jaw. When you turn the horse, the sides of the ring hits the outside of the jaw, causing a pressure point. It is uncomfortable enough to get even the most stubborn horse's attention.

I've never, personally, seen it used outside of the track. If it is used, it would indicate some serious holes in a riding horses training.
    01-11-2012, 12:41 PM
Yep that's is! Thanks!

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