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redape49 01-19-2012 01:48 AM

D ring Vs. O ring snaffles
 
Which do you prefer and why?

DraftyAiresMum 01-19-2012 01:58 AM

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.

SorrelHorse 01-19-2012 02:09 AM

^^ Agreed. Though I am guilty of liking the look of bit guards with O rings as a fashion statement ;D

kitten_Val 01-19-2012 06:51 AM

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.

Allison Finch 01-19-2012 07:23 AM

I prefer loose rings. I believe many horses enjoy the ability to move the bit around.

DuffyDuck 01-19-2012 08:39 AM

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.

kitten_Val 01-19-2012 12:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DuffyDuck (Post 1315666)
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

bubba13 01-19-2012 10:44 PM

O-ring. Has more subtlety and finesse of cues.

Northern 01-19-2012 11:27 PM

It doesn't matter what we prefer: it's what the individual horse prefers that matters.

redape49 01-20-2012 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Northern (Post 1316936)
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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