The Dever Hollow Jointed Loose Ring Snaffle Bit? with thick mouthpiece is one of the more common mild bits used today and is very popular in dressage as it is mild and effective when used correctly. The action of the joint provides the regular nutcracker action whilst the hollow mouthpiece is light and therefore suitable for horses with sensitive mouths. Unlike thinner mouthpieces, this bit distributes pressure over a wider surface area in the mouth which can be beneficial for some horses. The thickness of the mouthpiece also reduces the contact that the joint has with the horse's upper palate.
The loose ring of this Dever snaffle bit promotes self carriage as it decreases the horse's ability to lean on the bit. As the horse's ability to lean is reduced, this horse bit enhances feel and communication between the riders hand and the horse's mouth.
This mild horse bit is made from stainless steel which is durable and long lasting. This snaffle horse bit is available in a variety of widths.