Loose ring snaffles transmit the pressure of the rein aids directly onto the tongue and the lower jaw without Leverage action in the neck. The movable rings may help to slightly compensate and balance unsteady and inexperienced riders hands. Also, the horse may slightly lift the bit in its mouth by stretching the tongue in order to evade too strong pressure from the rein aids in the short term. Loose ring snaffles are suitable for horses of all disciplines and educational levels, including breaking in a horse and familiarising young horses to bits and bridle.
Developed to help keep the horses attention, and also great for horses who are a little too quiet in the mouth and who don’t salivate enough. The movable piece encourages horses to relax the door, play and choose a bit, thus improving concentration. Not good for horses with sensitive tongues.