Horse Bits

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See also: Horse Tack

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The snaffle bit is one of the most widely used bits due to the many different varieties that are available. A snaffle bit is one which contains a mouthpiece and bit rings.

Snaffle Action
Snaffle bits apply pressure upon the bars, corners, tongue and in some cases the sides of the face.

Snaffle Mouthpieces
There are a number of mouthpieces available that vary in both thickness and design:

Snaffle Rings And Cheeks
The mouthpiece attaches to rings at either side and it is from these rings that the bridle reins and cheek pieces are attached to. There are several types of rings available:

Snaffles Are Often Made Of
Snaffle Bits can be made of a number of different materials and in some cases a combination of two, such as:

Snaffle Sizing
Bits are measured from between the mouthpiece rings and are usually available in sizes ranging from 3, 3.5, 4, 4 1/4, 4.5, 4 3/4, 5, 5 1/4 , 5.5, 5 3/4 and 6 inches.