The Difference Between A D Ring And A Full Cheek?

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    08-02-2013, 12:04 AM
The Difference Between A D Ring And A Full Cheek?

What's the difference between a D ring snaffle and a Full Cheek snaffle?
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    08-02-2013, 02:32 AM
Green Broke
Here's a D ring- note how the part that connects to the bridle is shaped like a D:

Here's a full cheek- note the ring to connect to the bridle/reins, and the long pieces that run along the cheek:
    08-02-2013, 02:55 AM
I think BornToRun means in the difference of how they work not the looks, I'm assuming. I'm sorry if I'm wrong :) lol
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    08-02-2013, 11:55 AM
Green Broke
Haha, well if that's the case then it's probably best to ask about the function, not just the differences
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    08-02-2013, 11:59 AM
Haha yeah, I do mean function, I already know what they look like!!
    08-03-2013, 07:27 PM
The full cheek is meant to be used with keepers on the bridle that keep it suspended in the mouth.

Also, D-rings are stronger than snaffles that have round rings, including the full cheek. The D shape transmits more of the force applied to the reins to the horse's mouth.
    08-04-2013, 12:23 AM
This is a great thread to read about bits Bit Information (Snaffle and English-Type Bits)
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