Cottage Craft French Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle

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The Cottage Craft French Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle - A double jointed bit with a flat oval connecting plate, that removes the nutcracker action of a single joint. Unlike the angled plate of the Dr Bristol snaffle, the French plate does not dig into the tongue, but lies flat across it. One of the kinder snaffles that suits those horses that dislike a single joint. More positive in it's action than the loose ring version, the eggbutt sides prevent rubbing and help keep the bit central in the mouth. Nevertheless, its a strong bit and must be used with calm hands, as it acts not only on the corners of the mouth, but on the sides and centre of the tongue, as well as the bars.

How to measure 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

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