Cottage Craft Thickmouth Eggbutt Snaffle

Product Code: B/THI
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The Cottage Craft Thickmouth Eggbutt Snaffle - A single jointed plain bit with eggbutt sides and flat rings that lie close to the horse's face. The mouthpiece is hinged on the rings and therefore has no play, other than on the headpiece of the bridle, giving a more direct contact with the horses mouth. The eggbutt sides act as a cushion against the corners of the mouth and it cannot pinch like a loose ring bit. The thick hollow, tapered mouth allows room for the tongue, while at the same time giving a wide bearing surface to the bars to prevent cutting and bruising. A light kind bit, acting on the lip and tongue with a nutcracker action.

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

Customer Reviews

excellent to do bussiness with

Do you own (or loan) a horse/pony? Yes
Riding Activity? Casual rider/Happy hacker

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