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post #1 of 5 Old 01-11-2009, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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French Link or Oval Mouth Loose Ring Snaffle?

I took a lesson with a new trainer today, and she suggested that I start using a french link loose ring snaffle. I currently ride in a Dee-Ring straight bar snaffle with a roller in the middle. I was already going to buy a Oval Mouth Loose Ring Snaffle for my gelding, so I was hoping I could just change the order to 2 snaffles. Is there really a huge difference between the french link and the oval?

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post #2 of 5 Old 01-11-2009, 11:18 PM
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Not really except that the french link has a flat piece in the middle instead of a rounded one. :')

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-11-2009, 11:52 PM
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The oval or bean mouth puts a tad bit of pressure in the middle of the tongue, where the french link puts hardly any. That's the only difference. I have used both on my mare and I prefer the oval/bean mouth.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-12-2009, 09:43 PM
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I also prefer the oval loose ring. I use one for dressage.
My horse prefers a thicker bit.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-13-2009, 01:42 PM
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Agreed with above, I prefer the oval mouth to the french link... but good on you for getting a double jointed bit!!


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