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Snaffle Bits

Horse riding bits designed to be used with direct contact from the rider, through the reins, to the horse's mouth. Snaffles usually have broken mouthpieces. Direct contact bits are used for starting colts, driving carts, and aged horses that are well broken. It is a good bit without a lot of harsh leverage on your horse. Because of this, it also takes a skilled rider to stop a runaway horse with these bits. A sawing motion, or pull and release again and again will usually work well. Sawing the bit will work to confuse the horse into slowing or changing his thought, so that a new direction can be trained. Sawing is not to be harsh, but works well when applied in quick motions. 

I believe in using the most soft bits I have and progressing as needed to the next stage of control. When starting horses, set a goal of achieving little steps a long your way. Do not get discouraged if it seems to go slow. Slow & steady wins a relationship. And when the horse does something right, I like to end a training session on a good note. Makes me feel good, and other trainers say it helps the horse too!  -  Chuck


Traditional Loose Ring 3/8" Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
This classic snaffle bit has been the top choice of trainers and riders through the ages. The combination of the slightly weighted rings with an average size of 3/8" smooth snaffle makes the bit perfectly balanced for training & everyday riding. The weight of the ring increases feel for both the horse horse & rider which gives the horse pre-signals to rein cues and provides clear communication. Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rusting creates a sweet taste or the horse's mouth, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth    STAGE A
Heavy Rings 7/16" Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
3" Rings
Adds weight to increase feel for horse. Bent mullen relief is very easy for horse to pack. The most popular snaffle mouthpiece.
Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rusting creates a sweet taste or the horse's mouth, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth STAGE A
Medium Rings 3/8" Smooth, Sweet Iron Bit
3" Rings
One of the nicest all around ring snaffles. Sweet iron creates moisture for a wet, soft mouth. Large enough to pack well, yet small enough to have good control.
Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rusting creates a sweet taste or the horse's mouth, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth.    3" Rings, 5" Mouth    STAGE A
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Light Rings 1/4" Sweet Iron Bradoon Bit
3" Rings
Smooth mouthpiece is comfortable to pack but small enough to soften the mouth to prevent lugging on the bit. 
3" Rings, 5" Mouth     STAGE A
Medium Rings
7/16" Tapered Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit

This tapered snaffle is made of the same sweet iron as our other bits.  It has more mullen relief for more lip pressure and the tapered center adds more tongue relief without any palate pressure. An improvement over the "soda bottle" snaffle.
3" Rings, 5" Mouth    STAGE A
Light Rings with 5/16" Small Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
This is the excellent choice if your horse is lugging on his bit. It may only be necessary to ride in this bit for a couple of days to lighten your horse up.  3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE E
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Black Hawk Training Snaffle Bit
Sweet Iron steel with copper inlay. Developed w/ a weighted loose ring for increased feel through the reins. It aids the rider in developing a lighter, softer mouthed horse without brace. The 3 piece O-ring, mullen mouthpiece applies pressure to the outside bar area increasing lateral control. The inlayed copper helps induce salivation to maintain the soft feel. Ideal for any stage of training or retraining. The snaffle should be adjusted with 1 wrinkle & complemented with a 3/4" harness leather training browband headstall.  of the mouth    3" Rings, 5" Mouth  No Port.   STAGE A
Medium Rings with 7/16" Large Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
Light enough to ride every day with enough bite to school your horse when needed. One of the all time best to train with. Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rusting creates a sweet taste or the horse's mouth, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth.  3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE A

 

Heavy Rings 1/4" Slow Twist Smooth Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
mTHis heavier ring helps transfer more feel to your horse's mouth. Combined with  this light but effective slow twist mouth makes this an excellent bit for finish training or schooling an older horse.  DO NOT TIE your horse in this bit.  3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE E

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Medium Rings with 1/8" Tiny Twisted Stainless Steel Snaffle Bit
If you need more control, this mouthpiece will tender up the corners of the lips and bars of the mouth and add control with light hands. DO NO TIE a horse in this bit.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE E

Icelandic Horse Snaffle Bit
This bit is designed to be light on the horse's mouth and to apply a small amount of tongue pressure. This will help break the horse over at the poll and to lower his head.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE A

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Light Rings
7/16" Scrub Board Copper Overlaid Copper Snaffle Bit
One of the best schooling bits and should be ridden with intent to lighten your horse's head and back him off the bit, then return to his normal bit. Copper adds to the horse's salivation to keep the mouth soft & supple.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE A
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Tammy Fischer Loose Rings
5/16" Twisted Sweet Iron Snaffle Bit
When you need more control, this mouthpiece will tender up the corners of the lips and bars of the mouth and add control with light hands. Sweet iron naturally rusts into a light patina. The rusting creates a sweet taste or the horse's mouth, making the bit more acceptable and increasing salivation for a supple mouth. DO NO TIE a horse in this bit.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE E
Light Rings 1/4" Twisted Copper Snaffle Bit
Excellent bit fore a well trained horse. Copper creates a wet, soft mouth for more feel and will bend to conform to the mouth. Ride with light hands. DO NO TIE a horse in this bit.   3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE E
Traditional Loose Ring 3/8" Twisted Copper Snaffle Bit
This snaffle bit should be a top choice when using a twisted snaffle. The combination of slightly weighted rings with a 3/8" twisted snaffle makes this bit perfectly balanced for training  everyday riding. The weight of the ring increases fell for horse & rider, giving the horse pre-signals to rein cues and providing clearer communication. Copper tastes a little sour to a horse, like a green apple, and will increase salivation. This makes the bit more comfy for the horse and leads to a relaxed jaw  and acceptance of the bit. Since copper is a soft metal, check for signs of wear before each use. 3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE A 
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Medium Rings with 3/8" Medium Twisted Copper Snaffle Bit
One of the all time best to train with. The copper creates a moist, soft mouth for better feel. Large enough to pack easily, but rough enough to "bite" when you need it.   Old Timers say copper helps control a mare's heat cycle.  3" Rings, 5" Mouth   STAGE E

 

3/8" Medium Copper Mouth Pony Snaffle Bit
This is the most popular mouthpiece for the miniature horse. The mouth has some bite without being severe. Copper creates a moist, soft mouth for better feel.
 1 1/4" Rings, 3 1/2" Mouth   STAGE A
Miniature/Shetland Ring Snaffle 3/8" Smooth Copper Snaffle Bit
Smooth mouthpiece is comfortable to pack for your miniature horse. The copper creates saliva for a moist mouth giving better feel for your horse. 
 1 1/4" Rings, 3 1/2" Mouth   STAGE A
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Heavy Rings 3/8" with Smooth Copper Snaffle Bit
One of the finest mouth pieces ever made. The copper creates moisture, helps control mare's heat cycle, packs well, and keeps well in areas with high salt content. The 3/8" diameter is perfect for an all around mouth.  3" Rings   STAGE A

Medium Rings
Small Chain Mouth Bit

This mouthpiece conforms well to the horse's mouth and is much less severe than it appears to be.  Horses that do not like other mouthpieces will accept this one much better.  Excellent for young colts or older horses with mouth problems.   Remember this bit does not have a lot of control. 
3" Rings, 5" Mouth  STAGE A 

 

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