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Loose ring snaffle
Jointed
Full Cheek Snaffle
Jointed
D-Ring Snaffle
Jointed
Eggbutt Snaffle
Double-jointed
French Link
Eggbutt Snaffle
Jointed
Half cheek
Eggbutt Snaffle
Jointed
Eggbutt Snaffle
Jointed
Slow-Twist
Loose-ring Snaffle
Double-jointed
French Link
Dee Ring Snaffle
Jointed
Copper Rollers
Dee Ring Snaffle
Double-Jointed
Dr. Bristol
Dee Ring Snaffle
Jointed
Twisted Wire
Snaffle
Loose Ring
Jointed
Fulmer Snaffle
Snaffle
Eggbutt
Jointed
Baucher (Hanging Cheek)
Snaffle
Loose Ring
Double Jointed
Lozenge/Oval
Snaffle
Full Cheek
Double Jointed
Oval/Lozenge
Eggbutt Snaffle
Double Jointed
Dr. Bristol
Snaffle
Loose Ring
Jointed
Hollow Mouth
Eggbutt Snaffle
Mullen Mouth (No Joint)
Snaffle
Loose Ring
Mullen Mouth
Rubber
Kimberwicke
Low Port
Mullen Mouth
Kimberwicke
Jointed
Pelham
Mullen Mouth
Rubber
Pelham
Jointed
Pelham
Jointed
Rubber
Pelham
Double Jointed
Lozenge/Oval
Elevator Bit
Jointed
Gag
Loose Ring
Jointed
Weymouth
Low Port
Mullen Mouth
Snaffle Bits
Puts direct pressure on bars and lips
No leverage
How to fit snaffle bits
There should be 1-2 wrinkles on the corner of the mouth
Approximately 1/4in between ring and lip
Curb Chain
The chain on bits that tightens as reins are pulled, preventing the bit from moving in the mouth creating the fulcrum.
Also applies pressure to the chin groove.
How to fit curb chains
The curb chain should be twisted until all links lie flat.
If it's too tight, it will grab and hurt the mouth.
If it's too loose, it will allow the bit to turn to turn too far and you will not have control.
Proper adjustment allows 45 degree rotation before it tightens, usually 2 fingers.
How to fit kimberwicke bits
The Kimberwicke shouldHave no more than one small wrinkle at corner of mouth.
Pelham bits
Upper ring acts as a snaffle
Lower ring acts as a curb
Used with two sets of reins
The lower ring of the pelham applies pressure to the poll and chin groove.
Gag Bits
Ring acts as snaffle
Two sets of reins
Simultaneously adds pressure to lips and poll, causing horse to raise the head.
Elevator Bits
Large ring acts as snaffle
Small rings add leverage. The lower the hole, the greater the leverage action.
Two sets of reins
Rotation of the bit applies pressure on the poll and corners of the mouth.
A double bridle contains how many bits?
Two bits