Eggbutt Hollow Mouth Snaffle Bit

Eggbutt Hollow Mouth Snaffle Bit

Product Description

Eggbutt hollow mouth snaffle with jointed mouthpiece, made from stainless steel using the investment cast, lost wax method for the highest quality finish.

The eggbutt hollow mouth jointed snaffle is thought to be one of the simplest bits, and can be good for novice horses or riders as the eggbutt cheek prevents too much vibration from the riders rein being felt by the horse.

The lightweight hollow mouth means the horse carries little extra weight on the cheekpieces, and the thicker mouthpiece dissipates the pressure on the bars. The thicker mouthpiece is not ideal to use with a horse with a thicker tongue, but can be good for horses with sensitive bars.

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 Lightweight bit in the horses mouth.

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