This Loose Ring Waterford Snaffle has a ball link and loose rings to allow movement in the horse's mouth and is useful on horses that do not like the nutcracker action of the jointed snaffle.
These are good for horses with a shallow palate where a single jointed mouthpiece would put pressure on the roof of the mouth causing the horse to evade the bit and the double link mouthpiece folds around the tongue and has a little more action on the bars of the mouth.
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Here's how to measure your horse for the correct size bit:
* Gently pull the existing bit to one side of the horse's mouth so the ring sits flush against the horse's face.
* Check that you can fit approximately one to two fingers between the horse's lips and the other ring - ideally there should be 1/2 inch there.
* Remove the bit and measure it between the two rings, then you have the correct size of your horse's bit.
Another way to measure is put a sewing tape measure through your horse’s mouth—the flexible cloth or plastic kind.
A bit should fit your horse’s mouth so that the mouthpiece extends approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) beyond the horse’s lips on either side, but not so tight that the horse might be pinched by any movable cheek pieces. You also don’t want a great length of bit hanging out of the horse’s mouth.
The different parts of the mouthpieces on bits are made to sit on specific areas of the mouth. So for the bit to be effective, the bit needs to contact those areas properly. You also don’t want the bit pulling through the horse’s mouth when you pull on a rein.
All horse's mouths are unique, similar to our feet we do not have the same shape and we don't all wear the same shoes.
For your horse to perform at its best, the bit and saddle must fit correctly.
Visit Heartland Saddlery today and find out how we can help your horse reach peak performance!
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