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post #11 of 13 Old 10-07-2014, 12:39 AM
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I've got a small "collection" of various single and double jointed snaffles made of different materials, with different cheek pieces and of different widths.

My "go to" bit is a loose french link snaffle that is a bit on the thinner side. I have quiet hands and while it may not be every horse's favorite bit, I have yet to have a horse object to it, so it is usually where I start. One of my horses still goes in this bit for dressage work and jumping other than hunting/xc (for that he wears a hackamore).

After some trial and error, it became clear that my other horse vastly prefers a single jointed snaffle and really prefers his bit to be quite stable. So I ride him with a single jointed eggbutt snaffle that is of moderate thickness and is a bit heavy.
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post #12 of 13 Old 10-07-2014, 01:36 AM
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D Ring. This is a great bit, it is gentle, and has just the right ammount of contact wiht the mouth! :)
A D ring is not that descriptive, it is a type of ring that tells us nothing about the mouthpiece.

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post #13 of 13 Old 10-07-2014, 01:43 AM
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my all time fav., go-to bit is the KK Ultra, lozange mouth loose ring. it's just the best bit I know. but, if a hrose needs more bite, an eggbutt side piece is better than a loose ring.
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