I've been borrowing a bit from another boarder and I need to give it back soon (I've had it for 2, almost 3 weeks now), so I need to buy this bit for Apollo. No one knows the name of it and just referes to it as the "ball bit". I've asked numerous people and they all gave me the same answer. I've typed in all types of things in google and looked in numerous online tack stores (as well as local tack stores) and even asked the shop owners if they knew what bit it is and none of them knew what it is called, although they recognized what bit I was referring too...So hopefully you will be able to tell me what bit it is by its description.
It is a D-ring and it is 4 or 5 balls linked together (looks like knuckles kind of). It is not a chain, or have tiny links like others I've found online, but it has like actual balls linked together...I'll try to get a picture of it tomorrow when I go out.
I love this bit for him because it is not harsh and he is not able to take hold of it and pull me around. He really likes it and I noticed a huge difference in him when using this rather than his loose ring snaffle or d-ring snaffle with copper rollers.