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4" / 101mm 2
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4.25" / 107mm 2
4.25" / 110mm 1
4.5" / 114mm 3
4.5" / 115mm 43
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4.75" / 120mm 6
5" / 125mm 58
5" / 127mm 8
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5 1/8" / 130mm 3
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5.25" / 135mm 22
5.5" / 140mm 41
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5.75" / 145mm 19
5.75" / 146mm 6
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6" / 152mm 6
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Fixed Cheek Snaffles

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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Sprenger Eggbutt Snaffle
    £34.40

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Neue Schule Turtle Tactio Full Cheek - 7011-FC-TTO
    £154.79

    The Neue Schule Turtle Tactio Full Cheek features the Turtle Tactio™ with Flex mouthpiece, and has been specifically engineered to accommodate the larger or more sensitive tongue. The fixed full cheeks reinforces the turning aid, promoting straightness and changes in direction. This bit is particularly useful for the younger horse in order to establish consistency with bends, turns and directional changes. It's also a useful bit for the novice rider who may not fully support their inside rein as the full cheek with stabilise the mouthpiece, preventing it from being allowed to slide across the mouth. 

    Available from Extra Small (4 - 4.5") to XX Large (6.25 - 6.5"); 16mm mouthpiece thickness

    NS Reference 7011-FC-TTO

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  10. Shires Small Ring Dressage Eggbutt Bradoon

    RRP £15.99

    From: £14.39

    The Shires Small Ring Dressage Eggbutt Bradoon is a single jointed bit which can either be used in conjunction with a Weymouth for a double bit, or can be used alone. The small bit rings are designed to fit neatly as a double or to look proportionate for a small headed horse or pony. The single joint increases lateral control and works with a "nutcracker" action on the bars and tongue when pressure is applied; the fixed eggbutt cheeks prevent the bit rings from pinching the lips and the corners of the horse's mouth, while stabilising the mouthpiece. 

    - Can be used in conjunction with a Weymouth as a double, or as a conventional snaffle for horses and ponies with smaller heads
    - A single joint increases lateral control
    - Eggbutt cheeks prevent the bit rings from pinching the lips while stabilising the mouthpiece
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 3.5", 4", 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  11. Shires Small Ring French Link Eggbutt Bradoon

    RRP £18.99

    From: £16.65

    The Shires Small Ring French Link Eggbutt Bradoon can be used alongside a Weymouth as a double, or alone as a conventional snaffle for horses and ponies with small faces. The French link mouthpiece is kind and mild, dispersing the pressure across the tongue and not interfering with the roof of the mouth. The small Eggbutt rings are fixed which prevents the lips and corners of the mouth from being pinched; these fixed cheeks also stabilise the mouthpiece which can encourage a green or uncertain horse to seek the contact forward.

    Bit ring measurement: 50mm

    - 14mm mouthpiece thickness
    - Kind, mild action
    - Small Eggbutt rings are proportionate for small headed horses and ponies
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Shires Blue Sweet Iron Flat Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge
    £27.99

    The Shires Blue Sweet Iron Flat Eggbutt Snaffle With Lozenge is a warm, palatable bit with a mild action. The double jointed lozenge mouthpiece distributes pressure across the tongue and bars without interfering with the palate which is comfortable for the horse and encourages contact. Blue sweet iron oxidises easily in the mouth, creating warmth and a sweet taste to encourage salivation and bit acceptance. This bit is useful for horses which show aversion to other bits, such as stainless steel, and can encourage mouthing in younger horses. 

    Fixed Eggbutt rings prevent the lips and corners of the mouth from being pinched. They also stabilise the bit inside the horse's mouth which can encourage a green or inconsistent horse to seek the contact forwards. The bit rings are smaller on the smaller bits to remain in proportion with the horse's face.

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

    - Blue sweet iron oxidises easily in the horse's mouth, producing warmth and a sweet taste which can encourage acceptance and salivation
    - Kind, mild action bit; the lozenge distributes pressure across the tongue and bars without interfering with the palate
    - Eggbutt cheeks are fixed, preventing the lips and corners of the mouth from being pinched
    - Fixed cheeks stabilise the mouthpiece 
    British Dressage legal


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

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  16. Shires Sweet Iron Hollow Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle
    £25.99

    The Shires Sweet Iron Hollow Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle has a hollow mouthpiece which is light and more easily accepted compared to a solid, heavier mouthpiece. The mouthpiece is made from sweet iron which oxidises in the mouth, producing a sweet taste to further encourage mouthing and acceptance. This single jointed snaffle applies pressure to the bars and the tongue, increasing lateral control. The fixed Eggbutt cheeks prevent the lips and cheeks from being pinched and stabilise the mouthpiece within the horse's mouth.

    Bit ring measurement: 55mm (4.5", 5"); 70mm (5.5", 6")

    - Hollow mouthpiece is lighter than a solid mouthpiece and is therefore more readily accepted
    - Sweet iron oxidises in the mouth to produce a sweet taste, encouraging mouthing and acceptance of a contact
    - The single joint gives the rider more lateral control
    - Eggbutt cheeks prevent the lips and cheeks from being pinched while stabilising the mouthpiece within the horse's mouth
    British Dressage legal

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

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  17. 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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  18. Shires EquiKind+ Eggbutt Peanut Link Snaffle
    £25.99

    The Shires EquiKind+ Eggbutt Peanut Link Snaffle is a kind, mild bit which helps to encourage a softer contact. The peanut link disperses pressure across the tongue and doesn't interfere with the palate. This bit is stainless steel with EquiKind+ coating; this combination offers a thinner mouthpiece than rubber bits, making them more comfortable for horses with smaller mouths or larger tongues which may not have a lot of room within the mouth. EquiKind+ bits are ideal for sensitive mouths or horses which are adverse to metal bits.

    Fixed Eggbutt cheeks are ideal for horses with sensitive lips as they prevent pinching. These fixed cheeks stabilise the mouthpiece which gives the horse confidence and reassurance while encouraging the horse to seek the contact.

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

    - 15mm thick mouthpiece
    - Double jointed bit is kind and mild, helping to encourage a softer contact
    - EquiKind+ mouthpiece is comfortable and thinner than rubber; they are an ideal choice for smaller mouths
    - Fixed Eggbutt cheeks prevent the lips from being pinched
    - Smaller bit rings on the smaller mouthpiece keep the bit in proportion
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  19. Shires Sweet Iron Full Cheek Snaffle With Lozenge
    £22.99

    The Shires Sweet Iron Full Cheek Snaffle With Lozenge is designed with a double jointed sweet iron mouthpiece. Sweet iron oxidises easily in the mouth, producing a sweet taste to help with mouthing and acceptance of the bit. The central lozenge is copper which is a warm metal which offers further encouragement. This lozenge distributes pressure across the tongue, giving it a kind, mild action; this mouthpiece shouldn't interfere with the palate. Full cheeks support and aid turning and steering while preventing the bit from being pulled through the mouth.

    16mm thick mouthpiece
    Full cheeks measure 160mm

    • Kind, mild action
    • Sweet iron and copper combination mouthpiece is warm and palatable, encouraging salivation
    • Full cheeks aid turning and steering
    • British Dressage legal


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

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  20. 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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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.