Special Snaffle Bits for a Lighter, More Responsive Horse.
The snaffle bits shown on this page, are some of the best you’ll ever find for the price. However, they are made to fit performance-bred colts and horses, 13.2 to 14.3 hands tall. They measure a little less than 5 inches wide. If your horse is really large or has an unusually wide mouth, these bits probably won’t fit.
3/8 inch, Sweet-Iron Snaffle Bit
This 3/8 inch, sweet-iron mouthpiece is hand-made in the U.S.A. The O-ring and flange at the end of the bars is a NO-PINCH design.
For horses that are a little too heavy in the 3/8 inch mouthpiece, I suggest the thinner, 1/4 inch snaffle mouthpiece below.
Thin, Smooth, 1/4 inch mouth piece, O-Ring Snaffle. Hand-made in the U.S.A. Highly Recommended
This is my favorite training bit. Great to use when your horse is too heavy in a standard snaffle. The thin, mouthpiece offers increased “sensitivity” without being abrasive. Used primarily for teaching better stops, collection and flexion.
Thin, Twisted-Wire, O-Ring Snaffle
This is what to use when you’re riding a heavy-mouthed horse that refuses to lighten up. The mouthpiece has enough “bite” to get the job done. The horse should be ridden with this bit for a few days or until he gets light. Then, you should go back to a regular or thin, smooth snaffle.
Leather Curb Strap Or Snaffle Bit Hobble
This leather curb strap is 1/2″ wide and will work as a “curb strap” on a curb bit or as a “bit hobble” on a ring snaffle. It’s attached to the ring snaffle the same way you would attach a curb strap. It’s important to have it on your snaffle bit as it will prevent the bit from pulling through the horse’s mouth if you need to pull hard laterally.