Eggbutt Snaffle Uses One of the most commonly used English snaffle bits is the eggbutt snaffle. It is useful in training a young horse, general riding, and the beginning stages of dressage. Some horses are ridden their whole lives in this type of bit.
No less, what is the kindest bit?
The kindest bit is the one in the mouth of the rider with the softest hands!! Any bit can be strong in the wrong hands!
So, what is the best snaffle bit to use? One of the most common types of snaffle bit is the eggbutt, which is the considered to be the gentlest type of snaffle bit because it doesn't pinch the corners of the mouth. It has an egg-shaped connection between the mouthpiece and the bit-ring.
At least, what's the difference between an Eggbutt and D ring snaffle?
Eggbutt – this type of cheek keeps the bit stable and prevents rotation. It doesn't pinch the lips so is tolerated better by some horses. D-ring – similar to the Eggbutt in that it doesn't slide around, but with straight sides to help with steering.
What is the softest bit for a horse?
Weaver Leather Eggbutt Snaffle Bit
- Stainless Steel construction
- Features a 5" Copper plated Mouth
- 2-3/4 inch O-rings
- Mild snaffle Mouth
- Prevents pinching of the horse's Mouth
PRORIDER Horse 5 1/2" English Riding Copper Eggbutt Double Jointed Snaffle Bit 35506C
- Mouth:5 1/2"
- This Eggbutt Snaffle Bit promotes salivation and encourages bit acceptance and softness. Mouth piece comes gold plated. Made from nickel-free, non-toxic copper alloy.
- Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Coronet Sweet Iron Eggbutt Snaffle Bit
- Size 5 Inch
- Stainless steel eggbutt cheeks
- A traditional eggbutt snaffle but with a sweet iron mouth
Colorado Saddlery The Copper Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle Bit, Stainless Steel
- Premium rust free Stainless Steel
- 3 inch heavy rounded Dees
- 5 inch medium thick snaffle mouth
- Copper mouth piece promotes salivation
- Perfect for training or well broke horses
Horse SS Copper Tack Western English Eggbutt Snaffle Bit Oval Link 6" 35190E
- 6" inch Mouth, Rings: 3"
- 5-3/4 inch Mouth
- Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Huxlay Bros HB Pro Blue Sweet Iron Eggbutt Snaffle Bit, 3056 (5.5 inch)
- HB high-quality Blue Sweet Iron Eggbutt Snaffle Bit. The eggbutt version provides a soft and even pressure from a curved three section mouthpiece.
- This will help to promote a light contact and enables easy directional aids.
- Gives soft, but effective instructions for optimal communication between horse and rider. Professional maker's quality finishing product.
- Professional quality and top finished product.
- Blue sweet iron bits oxidise easily to help create a warm sweet taste in the horse's mouth, encouraging salivation. Some horses often prefer the warm sensation of sweet iron compared to stainless steel (naturally colder). Ideal for sensitive horses or the ones needing encouragement to mouth and accept the bit.
Korsteel Jp Blue Steel Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle Bit 4.5"
Korsteel French Link Eggbutt Snaffle Bit 5 Inch
- Egg Butt Snaffle French Link
- 5 inch mouth
- A very kind bit
SS Copper Horse Tack Western English Eggbutt Snaffle Bit Oval Link 5" 35190B
- 5" Mouth, Rings: 3"
- 5 inch Mouth
- Satisfaction Guaranteed.
JP Korsteel Eggbutt Snaffle Bit 5 inch Silver
- Eliminates the "nutcracker" tongue-pinching action of most conventional bits
- Keeps the joint of the bit from hitting the roof of the horse''s mouth
- Relieves direct pressure on tongue and bars
- Encourages relaxation and salivation
- Allows for more effective communication between horse and rider,Korsteel quality hand-polished stainless steel, copper or cyprium,Available in a variety of styles,Excellent for all training and styles of riding
10 More Questions Answered
You should be riding in the mildest bit that still allows you to communicate clearly with your horse. Most horses do very well in some sort of simple snaffle. Sometimes, you'll have to try a few bits to find one that your horse is happy in.
The bit action of a waterford mouthpiece is normally moderate, but can become very severe in rough hands if used with a "sawing" action. As with any bit it can only be as severe or as strong as the hands of the rider that is using it.
The Tom Thumb bit is a more severe and uncomfortable bit than many people realize. In unskilled hands, this particular tool can be quite a harsh bit, which can cause your horse to object because of the discomfort it causes.
The Waterford is excellent for suppling these types of horses.” The Waterford is not legal for dressage, however. Another strong snaffle mouthpiece (not legal for dressage) that is frequently combined with D-rings or full-cheek rings is the slow twist.
Yes, bits hurt horses as anything being pulled on soft tissue would. ... If the bit is a snaffle it places pressure on the palate and maxillary nerves which will cause the horse to open their mouth to escape the pain given by drawing the reins.
On a snaffle, a chin strap will be very effective in keeping the bit from pulling all the way through the horse's mouth when using one rein. It need not be adjusted tight and is normally placed between the reins and bit. The one exception to the need for a chin strap is with the full cheek snaffle.
With a snaffle, you can apply lateral (side) and vertical pressure without causing your gelding any pain or discomfort. Some people do switch to a shanked bit once their horses are trained to neck rein, but I've found a smooth snaffle bit can offer great control for the horse's entire life.
Loose ring bits help the horse to position the bit where they like it unlike fixed bits such as the eggbutt or hanging cheek snaffle. This helps the horse be more comfortable in the mouth and since the mouthpiece is moveable on the cheek it also helps with horses that are heavy or take hold of the bit.
“French link” refers to the flat piece of metal that sits in the centre of the mouthpiece, joining the two halves of the bit together. This mouthpiece applies mild action to the horse's tongue when required. The bit rings move freely which makes the bit more flexible and not “fixed” in the horse's mouth.
A snaffle bit is the most common type of bit used while riding horses. It consists of a bit mouthpiece with a ring on either side and acts with direct pressure. A bridle utilizing only a snaffle bit is often called a "snaffle bridle", particularly in the English riding disciplines.