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Fixed Cheek Snaffles

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  1. Shires Brass Alloy Full Cheek with Lozenge

    RRP £27.99

    From: £25.15

    The Shires Brass Alloy Full Cheek with Lozenge has a mouthpiece made from copper which is alloyed with a harder metal to produce a bit which is durable, warm and palatable, aiding salivation to increase acceptance. The round central lozenge makes this bit kind and mild; the lozenge distributes pressure across the tongue and prevents the "nutcracker" action of single jointed bits. It also prevents the bit from interferring with the horse's palate. The full cheeks are designed to help aid steering and turning while ensuring the bit cannot be pulled through the horse's mouth. This bit is a good choice for young horses.

    16mm thick mouthpiece
    Full cheeks measure 165mm

    • Brass alloy mouthpiece is durable, warm and palatable; this increases salivation to encourage acceptance
    • Lozenge mouthpiece is kind and mild
    • Full cheeks aid turning and steering
    • A good choice for young horses
    • British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  2. Sprenger Single Jointed Dynamic RS Eggbutt
    £127.80

    Lies perfectly in the horse's mouth resulting in soft and even pressure on the entire tongue area, encouraging the horse to chew.Also stimulates the horse to accept the bit more easily. This bit encourages acceptance of the bit and rider's contact. The mouthpiece remains in a central position to direct gentle pressure perfectly on the tongue. Made from Aurigan which composes of 85% copper, 4% nickel with zinc for superb oxidation.

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  3. Sprenger Dynamic RS Full Cheek
    £170.40

    The cheeks prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth, making the bit sit very quietly in the horse's mouth. The bit also avoids inconvenient pressure on the back teeth. The cheeks make it useful for turning aids especially with young horses. This works by gentle pressure being applied against the face on the outside of turn supports the ride's aids making turns much easier for the horse to understand and for the rider to carry out. Available in both Sensogan and Aurigan.

    Sensogan – the new and improved version of Aurigan made from copper, zinc and manganese. Sensogan utilises the favourable taste and salivation levels provided by Aurgian but builds on these for improved feel and acceptance. Sensogan is a revolutionary new material designed for maximum comfort and relaxation. The main difference offered by Sensogan is due to the unique combination of copper and manganese which results in a smoother and far more regulated oxidative process which has proven very appealing to the horse in field tests; particularly if you have a horse who over-plays with the bit. This revolutionary compound has resulted in less copper discharge helping the bit retain its white-gold colouration for longer. The huge success of Sensogan is also due to its manganese content; this micro nutrient is extremely popular in the feeding regime of sports horses as tests have concluded that manganese aids in muscle and energy metabolism. Furthermore, feeding manganese has resulted in a reduction in tension in horses and we are finding that tense horses are far more relaxed in the mouth when ridden in Sensogan.

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  4. Sprenger Eggbutt Snaffle
    £122.00

    Highly recommended for horses that are unsteady in the contact with the bit. Eggbutts are suitable for horses with sensitive corners of their mouths, as they prevent them from being pinched which can happen with loose ring snaffles. The characteristic features of these bits are the oval rings which are fixed to the mouthpiece, keeping the bit steady in the mouth. They also prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth, enabling the mouthpiece to direct gentle pressure onto the central point of the tongue. Made from Aurigan which composes of 85% copper, 4% nickel with zinc for superb oxidation.

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  5. Sprenger MAX-Control Full Cheek
    £77.40

    The MAX-Control is a double-jointed bit which, at a first glance, cannot be distinguished from other double-jointed loose ring snaffles. However, it is a correction or training bit which locks at a certain angle and thus becomes a straight bar. The bit lies very well in the mouth when the horse is working properly. When the horse opposes the rider's hand the more intensive rigid effect occurs.

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  6. Sprenger MAX-Control D-Ring
    £67.70

    The MAX-Control is a double-jointed bit which, at a first glance, cannot be distinguished from other double-jointed loose ring snaffles. However, it is a correction or training bit which locks at a certain angle and thus becomes a straight bar. The bit lies very well in the mouth when the horse is working properly. When the horse opposes the rider's hand the more intensive rigid effect occurs.

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  7. Sprenger Eggbutt Bradoon
    £122.00

    Bradoon bits are thinner & lighter weight than regular eggbutt or loose ring bits. They also have smaller rings. Designed to be used in conjunction with a curb bit, such as a Weymouth, to make a double bridle set. Typically loose ring bradoons are used with sliding cheek Weymouths & eggbutt bradoons are used with fixed cheek Weymouths.

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  8. Sprenger Hollow Mouth Eggbutt
    £32.90

    Highly recommended for horses that are unsteady in the contact with the bit. Eggbutts are suitable for horses with sensitive corners on their mouths, as they prevent them from being pinched which can happen with loose ring snaffles. The characteristic features of these bits are the oval rings which are fixed to the mouthpiece, keeping the bit steady in the mouth. They also prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth, enabling the mouthpiece to direct gentle pressure onto the central point of the tongue.

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  9. Sprenger D-Ring Copper Roller Bit
    £46.00

    The Sprenger D-Ring Copper Roller Bit features a single jointed mouthpiece and copper rollers which encourage the horse play, salivate and accept the bit while at the same time discouraging it from fixing or leaning. The mouthpiece is completely mobile, meaning that can cannot lean on it.

    The D-Rings prevent the bit from being pulled through the horse's mouth so it lies more steadily on the tongue and gives a more consistent contact. Gentle pressure is pivoted directly onto the tongue ensuring light and precise rein aids. The additional contact surface from the cheeks on the mouth corners supports and reinforces directional aids.

    Made from stainless steel with copper rollers.

    13mm thick mouthpiece; 60mm bit rings

    Available in 5" (125mm), 5.25" (135mm) or 5.75" (145mm)

    Made in Germany

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  10. Shires Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge
    £22.99

    The Shires Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge is a kind, mild bit. The double jointed mouthpiece with lozenge is designed to disperse the contact across the mouth, lightening the pressure. The mouthpiece is thin (14mm), which is ideal for horses with smaller mouths or larger tongues. The eggbutt cheeks are fixed, preventing the lips and corners of the mouth from being pinched while stabilising the mouthpiece inside the mouth. The rings are smaller on the smaller bits, to be in proportion against the horse's head.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"); 75mm (5.5", 6")

    - Kind, mild mouthpiece - the lozenge is designed to disperse the contact across the mouth
    - Thinner mouthpiece is ideal for horses with smaller mouths or large tongues
    - Eggbutt cheeks are fixed to prevent pinching and to stabilise the mouthpiece
    - Smaller rings on the smaller bits to be in proportion
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  11. Shires Brass Alloy Flat Ring Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle
    £28.99

    The Shires Brass Alloy Flat Ring Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle is a single jointed snaffle designed with a thin, 12mm mouthpiece which can give a stronger action. However, a thin mouthpiece may be more comfortable for horses with a smaller mouth or larger tongue as it allows for more room inside the mouth. The brass alloy mouthpiece combines copper alloyed with a harder metal to produce a bit which is durable and warms quickly. It also gives a more palatable taste than a stainless steel alternative, increasing acceptance of the bit and aiding salivation.

    The fixed Eggbutt cheeks on this snaffle are designed to prevent the bit from pinching the lips and corners of the mouth. They also stabilise the mouthpiece which can give confidence to a green or uncertain horse, encouraging them to take the contact forward. The bit rings are smaller on the smaller bits to stay in proportion with the horse's head.

    Bit ring measurements: 55mm (4.5", 5"), 75mm (5.5", 6")

    - Designed with a thin mouthpiece which can make the action slightly stronger
    - A thin mouthpiece can be more comfortable for horses with a smaller mouth or a larger tongue
    - Fixed Eggbutt cheek rings prevent pinching whilst stabilising the bit inside the horse's mouth
    - Smaller bit rings on smaller bits ensure the bit is in proportion
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  12. Shires Brass Alloy Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge
    £31.99

    The Shires Brass Alloy Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge is a double jointed snaffle designed with a thin, 13mm mouthpiece which can give a slightly stronger action. However, a thin mouthpiece may be more comfortable for horses with a smaller mouth or larger tongue as it allows for more room inside the mouth. The lozenge disperses pressure evenly across the tounge; the double joint ensures there is no interference with the palate when pressure is applied. The brass alloy mouthpiece combines copper alloyed with a harder metal to produce a bit which is durable and warms quickly. It also gives a more palatable taste than a stainless steel alternative, increasing acceptance of the bit and aiding salivation.

    The fixed Eggbutt cheeks on this snaffle are designed to prevent the bit from pinching the lips and corners of the mouth. They also stabilise the mouthpiece which can give confidence to a green or uncertain horse, encouraging them to take the contact forward. The bit rings are smaller on the smaller bits to stay in proportion with the horse's head.

    Bit ring measurements: 55mm (4.5", 5"), 75mm (5.5", 6")

    - Designed with a thin mouthpiece which can make the action slightly stronger
    - Lozenge mouthpiece ensures even pressure across the tongue with no palate interference
    - A thin mouthpiece can be more comfortable for horses with a smaller mouth or a larger tongue
    - Fixed Eggbutt cheek rings prevent pinching whilst stabilising the bit inside the horse's mouth
    - Smaller bit rings on smaller bits ensure the bit is in proportion
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  13. Shires Sweet Iron Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle
    £21.99

    The Shires Sweet Iron Flat Ring Eggbutt Snaffle is a single jointed snaffle bit with a thin mouthpiece which gives a stronger action. A thinner mouthpiece can be preferred by horses with a small mouth or large tongue as it allows for more room inside the mouth. Sweet iron oxidises in the mouth to produce a sweet taste; this can help to encourage mouthing and acceptance of a contact. Fixed Eggbutt bit rings prevent the lips and cheeks from being pinched. They also stabilise the mouthpiece inside the mouth which can encourage horses to seek a contact. The bit rings are smaller on smaller sized bits to fit proportionately against the horse's face.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"); 75mm (5.5", 6")

    - Thin 14mm mouthpiece can give a stronger action but may be preferred by horses with a smaller mouth or larger tongue
    - Sweet iron oxidises to produce a sweet taste; this can help to encourage mouthing and acceptance of the contact
    - Eggbutt cheeks prevent the lips from being pinched
    - Bit rings are smaller on smaller sized bits to fit proportionately against the horse's face
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  14. Shires EquiKind+ Full Cheek Peanut Link Snaffle
    £24.99

    The Shires EquiKind+ Full Cheek Peanut Link Snaffle is a kind, mild bit which is more comfortable for horses that don't have room for a thick mouthpiece (e.g. horses with small mouths or large tongues). EquiKind+ is a coated stainless steel bit which offers a similar feel and action to rubber but without the thickness. The rounded central lozenge encourages a softer contact and works by dispersing pressure across the tongue; this mouthpice should not interfere with the palate. The full cheeks aid steering and turning. This bit is a good choice for younger horses needing support but not a severe mouthpiece.

    15mm thick mouthpiece
    Full cheek measurement 165mm

    • EquiKind+ mouthpiece is kind and ideal for horses with small mouths/large tongues
    • Lozenge encourages a softer contact
    • Full cheeks aid steering and turning
    • A good option for young horses
    • British Dressage legal



    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  15. Shires Soft Rubber Covered Full Cheek Snaffle
    £18.99

    The Shires Soft Rubber Covered Full Cheek Snaffle is a soft action, single jointed bit made with a thicker rubber-covered mouthpiece. This mouthpiece gives a mild surface for the horse to learn to accept a contact while giving the rider better lateral control than a double jointed mouthpiece offers. The full cheeks support and encourage steering and turning. This bit is a good option for younger horses.

    21mm thick mouthpiece
    Full cheeks measure 165mm

    • Thicker, rubber-covered mouthpiece which gives a mild surface for the horse to learn to accept a contact
    • Full cheeks support and encourage steering and turning
    • A good choice for younger horses


    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  16. Shires Hanging Cheek Snaffle With Lozenge

    RRP £19.99

    From: £17.99

    The Shires Hanging Cheek Snaffle With Lozenge features a double jointed mouthpiece with a rounded central lozenge which sits at the centre of the tongue and distributes pressure evenly. This mouthpiece offers a kind and mild action. The hanging cheeks fit with the smaller ring attaching to the bridle cheekpiece and can help to keep the bit more stable inside the horse's mouth, helping to encourage the horse to go forwards into an outline.

    British Dressage legal

    14mm thick mouthpiece
    Cheek measurement 110mm


    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  17. Shires Hanging Cheek Waterford Bit

    RRP £19.99

    From: £17.99

    The Shires Hanging Cheek Waterford Bit features a Waterford mouthpiece; this mouthpiece is made up of multiple links, making it completely flexible. This makes it difficult for the horse to take a hold on the mouthpiece to discourage fixing or leaning. The hanging cheeks fit with the smaller ring attaching to the bridle cheekpiece and can help to keep the bit more stable inside the horse's mouth, helping to encourage the horse to go forwards into an outline.

    18mm thick mouthpiece

    Cheek measurement 110mm


    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  18. Shires Sweet Iron Full Cheek Snaffle

    RRP £19.99

    From: £17.99

    The Shires Sweet Iron Full Cheek Snaffle is a single jointed bit made from sweet iron which oxidises to produce a sweet taste whilst warming quickly in the mouth, helping with mouthing and salivation. Raised copper ribs on the underside of the mouthpiece give a slightly harder action and can prevent the horse from taking a hold on the bit or leaning - this can be useful if your horse is strong. This single jointed bit works on the bars and tongue, giving clearer lateral control. The full cheeks help to aid and reinforce steering and turning.

    12mm mouthpiece thickness
    Full cheeks measure 160mm

    • Single jointed mouthpiece which features raised copper ribs on the underside which prevent horses from leaning or taking a hold
    • Sweet iron oxidises in the mouth to produce a sweet taste, encouraging acceptance
    • Full cheeks aid steering and turning

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  19. Shires Full Cheek French Link Snaffle

    RRP £21.99

    From: £19.79

    The Shires Full Cheek French Link Snaffle is a kind, mild action bit which applies pressure to both sides of the tongue. This bit is comfortable for horses with smaller mouths and low palates as it's designed to lie across the tongue without making contact with the horse's palate. The full cheeks are designed to aid turning and steering while also preventing the bit from being pulled through the horse's mouth. These fixed cheeks also make the mouthpiece more stable inside the horse's mouth, giving the horse confidence to work into a contact.

    • Full cheeks help to aid steering while stopping the bit from being pulled through the horse's mouth
    • Double jointed mouthpiece prevents horses from fixing or leaning on the bit
    • Copper lozenge is warm and palatable, encouraging salivation
    • Beneficial for training young horses
    • British Dressage legal 


    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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  20. Shires Hanging Cheek Snaffle

    RRP £18.50

    From: £16.65

    The Shires Hanging Cheek Snaffle features a single jointed mouthpiece which gives a "nutcracker" action which works on the horse's tongue and bars. This single jointed mouthpiece gives the rider clearer lateral control, working independently on either side of the mouth. The hanging cheeks fit with the smaller ring attaching to the bridle cheekpiece and can help to keep the bit more stable inside the horse's mouth, helping to encourage the horse to go forwards into an outline.

    British Dressage legal

    12mm thick mouthpiece
    Cheek measurement 110mm


    Available in 4.5", 5", 5.5" and 6"

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Fixed Cheek Snaffles

 

Snaffles are the most common groups of bits for every day riding. Snaffle bits are identified as having no leverage or pulley action and do not have a curb chain. There is a vast variety of snaffle bits on the market, allowing you to find the most suitable option for your horse. They vary in severity, depending on the type and thickness of the mouthpiece. Snaffles apply pressure to the lips, tongues and bars of the mouth and have a general upwards action, encouraging the horse to raise his head and neck.


Fixed cheek snaffles are designed so that the mouthpiece does not move independently of the bit rings – they are “fixed” together (the alternative to loose ring snaffles). This minimises the amount of movement the mouthpiece can have, stabilising it inside the horse’s mouth. A stable bit can have multiple benefits for the horse, including giving confidence to a young or green horse in accepting a contact and helping to improve steering.


Examples of “fixed cheek” snaffles are:


When selecting the correct bit for your horse remember that conformation, age, stage of training, type of work, oral health and your ability as a rider are all contributing factors. If in doubt, it’s recommended that the rider seek advice from their instructor when choosing a bit.

 

For further advice on bitting please call us on 01785 472221 or see the Bitting Advice section of our blog.