D Rubber Jointed Bit

D Rubber Jointed Bit

Product Description

The D cheek rubber covered jointed snaffle is a fairly mild bit, often seen on young horses, particularly racehorses.

The D cheek rubber covered jointed snaffle is a useful bit for green horses, as the flat cheek helps to prevent the bit from being dragged through the horses mouth.

This D cheek snaffle has a rubber covered jointed mouthpiece which cushions the effect of the nutcracker action on the bars. D cheek bits are often used to aid steering, as the cheek gives a more positive action against the cheek when the rider asks for a turn.

How To.....

How to measure for a bit

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.

 

Measure an old bit you know already fits. Use a tape measure to measure from the inside of each cheek piece or ring.

 

Use a piece of string about 12” (30cm) long. Tie a knot about 2 inches (5cm) in. Put it through your horse’s mouth, with the knot against the lips on one side. Mark the opposite side with a marker or little piece of tape.

A fairly mild bit.

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