Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
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D-rings apply pressure to the opposite side of the horse's face. So you apply pressure with the left rein, the bit slides a bit and the cheek piece applies pressure to the right side of the horse's face. Same goes for full cheeks.
Loose ring snaffles (or 'o-rings') have a lot more play, in that the rings are loose to move around. Some horses like that, some don't. They have a lot less lateral influence, but you can put some bit guards on them and that can help some.
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