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whitetrashwarmblood 01-11-2009 10:04 PM

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?

Oval loose ring snaffle I want:
http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...art/KS4206.jpg

Ne0n Zero 01-11-2009 10:18 PM

Not really except that the french link has a flat piece in the middle instead of a rounded one. :')

luvs2ride1979 01-11-2009 10:52 PM

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.

My Beau 01-12-2009 08:43 PM

I also prefer the oval loose ring. I use one for dressage.
My horse prefers a thicker bit. :D

JustDressageIt 01-13-2009 12:42 PM

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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