Reinforces Straightness and Turning. The NS D-ring is excellent for directional control and exceptionally good for tight turns during faster work as the mouthpiece will not slide across the mouth. It is also safer for young horses as it should not pull through the mouth in a panic situation. The NS D-Ring is also beneficial for children or novice riders who may not be sufficiently experienced in supporting their inside rein. Good for dressage as it gives the rider greater shoulder control on a circle and helps set up the bend when changing the rein or with lateral work. The stability of the NS D-Ring is often beneficial for horses that are overactive in the mouth in a loose ring design that may encourage more play.
Size: 14mm (Thickness). 127, 133, 140mm (Length)
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