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post #1 of 46 Old 01-19-2012, 01:48 AM Thread Starter
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D ring Vs. O ring snaffles

Which do you prefer and why?
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post #2 of 46 Old 01-19-2012, 01:58 AM
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Between those two, the D-ring. The rings on the O-ring, or loose ring, snaffle can pinch the corners of a horse's mouth. With the D-ring and the eggbutt snaffles, there's no way for the horse's lips to get caught where the ring swivels because that joint is away from the horse's mouth.

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^^ Agreed. Though I am guilty of liking the look of bit guards with O rings as a fashion statement ;D
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Depends on horse. I use O-ring on my paint (because the moving rings don't let her lock on bit), and eggbutt on my qh (because she can't stand moving rings). I don't like D-rings.

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I prefer loose rings. I believe many horses enjoy the ability to move the bit around.
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I use a loose ring on Duffy, it helps prevent her from leaning on my hands- a habit she came with, and no longer does.

My old man used to be in a D ring because a loose ring would pinch his lips.

Each to their own, I suppose.. it changes with each horse.
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My old man used to be in a D ring because a loose ring would pinch his lips.
I use this to avoid pinching with the standard O-rings: Mikmar Bit Company

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O-ring. Has more subtlety and finesse of cues.
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post #9 of 46 Old 01-19-2012, 11:27 PM
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It doesn't matter what we prefer: it's what the individual horse prefers that matters.
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It doesn't matter what we prefer: it's what the individual horse prefers that matters.
I agree with that but the rider also has a preference.
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