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  1. Shires Jointed Mouth Nylon Dutch Gag
    £25.99

    Online for Equine offer the Shires Jointed Mouth Nylon Dutch Gag.

    This loose ring happy mouth gag is ideal for horses that require a little more in the mouth than a regular snaffle. The strong, durable and flexible nylon coating makes this gag bit ideal for stronger horses that have an aversion to metal bits. The gag bit employs poll pressure to help improve the rider's control and steering.

    This happy mouth is not British Dressage legal.

    The Shires Jointed Mouth Nylon Dutch Gag is available in widths 4.5" - 5.5".

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  2. Shires EquiKind Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle

    RRP £25.99

    From: £18.70

    The Shires EquiKind Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle is a single jointed snaffle with a mouthpiece made from EquiKind material. EquiKind is a similar material to rubber, with the benefit of being lighter and more flexible. It has a palatable apple flavour which makes this bit more easily accepted, ideal for mouthing young horses. This material is kind on the mouth and mild in action. The single joint gives the rider more lateral control. Fixed Eggbutt cheeks prevent the bit from pinching the lips and are an ideal choice for more sensitive horses and ponies. 

    Bit ring measurement: 73mm

    - 18mm EquiKind mouthpiece which is palatable and gentle on the horse's mouth
    - Single joint gives the rider more laterial control
    - Eggbutt cheeks prevent the bit from pinching the horse's lips and are an ideal choice for sensitive horses and ponies
    - Shires EquiKind Jointed Eggbutt Snaffle
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  3. Shires Rubber Covered Overcheck Bradoon

    RRP £6.99

    From: £6.29

    The Shires Rubber Covered Overcheck Bradoon is perfect for in-hand or first ridden showing classes, with small and neat brass bit rings. The 14mm rubber mouthpiece used for this bit is strong and durable, but light and mild on the horse's mouth. The rubber offers a small amount of flexibility.

    Bit ring measurements: 45mm

    - 14mm rubber mouthpiece is strong and durable, yet light and mild
    - Perfect for in-hand or first ridden showing 
    - Small, neat brass bit look tidy against the face of smaller horses and ponies

    Available in 3.5", 4", 4.25", 4.5" and 4.75"

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  4. Shires Rubber Covered Jointed D-Ring Snaffle

    RRP £18.99

    From: £17.09

    The Shires Rubber Covered Jointed D-Ring Snaffle is soft with a mild action and is particularly suited to sensitive mouths. The D-ring cheeks assist with steering and prevent the bit from being pulled through the horse's mouth. They also prevent the lips from being pinched, ideal for sensitive horses. This bit is a good choice for younger horses.

    Bit ring measurement: 70mm

    - 16mm single jointed mouthpoece with a rubber coating which is suitable for sensitive mouths
    - D-ring cheeks assist with steering and prevent the bit from being pulled through the horse's mouth
    - A good choice for younger horses

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  5. Shires EquiKind Ripple Loose Ring Snaffle

    RRP £16.99

    From: £15.29

    The Shires EquiKind Ripple Loose Ring Snaffle is a very mild and soft bit which ideal for starting young horses or for those which are sensitive in the mouth or adverse to metal. The EquiKind material is apple flavoured, encouraging mouthing and acceptance of the bit. EquiKind material is strong and durable yet flexible and is warm and soft in the horse's mouth. The mouthpiece ripples add a little pressure to the tongue for additional control. The loose rings offer movement of the mouthpiece inside the horses mouth, further improving acceptance. 18mm thick mouthpiece; 65mm bit ring measurement.

    - EquiKind material strong and durable, yet flexible, warm and soft
    - Apple flavoured to encourage mouthing
    - Ideal for starting young horses or for those which are sensitive in the mouth/adverse to metal
    - Loose rings offer movement of the mouthpiece
    - Mouthpiece ripples add a little pressure to the tongue for additional control

    Available in sizes 4.5", 5" and 5.5".

     

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  6. 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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  7. Shires Flexible Rubber Mouth Snaffle

    RRP £11.99

    From: £10.79

    The Shires Flexible Rubber Mouth Snaffle has a 21mm thick mouthpiece which is soft and kind on the horse's mouth. It's manufactured from rubber which is flexible yet durable. The loose rings allow this mouthpiece to move within the horse's mouth so as it's not a completely fixed straight mouthpiece. This rubber snaffle is ideal for in hand or first ridden showing, or for young horses in training. 

    Bit ring measurement: 65mm

    - Soft and kind on the horse's mouth
    - Made from rubber which is flexible yet durable
    - Loose rings allow the mouthpiece to move in the horse's mouth 
    - Ideal for in hand or first ridden showing, or for young horses in training 
    British Dressage legal

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

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  8. Sprenger Single Jointed Rubber Snaffle Bit
    £39.30

    Rubber bits from Sprenger are made of soft but tough rubber that has a Stainless steel cable inside to reinforce the mouthpiece. Rubber generally has an "eraser-effect". It is therefore important that horses are salivating and chewing well when using these bits. If the horse does not produce enough salivation the rubber bit will be uncomfortable. Different from pure metal bits there is the danger of the rubber being easily bitten through when the bit is not attached correctly and gets into contact with the teeth.

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  9. Shires Hard Rubber Mouth Snaffle

    RRP £13.99

    From: £12.59

    The Shires Hard Rubber Mouth Snaffle is made from a hard rubber, which results in a mouthpiece which isn't as flexible but is more durable and gives a slightly stronger action. This bit is still soft on the horse's mouth due to the thickness of the rubber - the mouthpiece measures 21mm thick. The loose rings allow the mouthpiece to move inside the horse's mouth, preventing the horse from fixing against the contact.

    Bit ring measurements: 65mm

    - Harder rubber mouthpiece is more durable and less flexible, giving a slightly stronger action
    - 21mm thick mouthpiece is still soft and kind
    - Ideal for in-hand and first ridden
    - The loose rings allow the bit to move inside the horse's mouth to prevent the horse fixing or leaning
    British Dressage legal

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  10. Shires EquiKind Ripple Eggbutt Snaffle

    RRP £22.99

    From: £19.45

    The Shires EquiKind Ripple Eggbutt Snaffle is a flexible, lightweight mouthpiece offering the same qualities as rubber with improved flexibility. This bit is an ideal choice for younger horses or those who are adverse to metal as the EquiKind material is warmer and softer in the mouth, encouraging acceptance. This bit material is also apple flavoured for palatability. 

    The Shires Equikind Ripple Eggbutt Snaffle offers a fixed cheek design providing greater stability in the mouth whilst the 18mm mullen mouthpiece provides a mild action on the tongue; the small ripples on the mouthpiece offer greater areas of pressure. This mouthpiece is very popular with young horses to help them become accustomed with taking the bit. 

    Bit ring measurement: 70mm

    - Flexible, lightweight mouthpiece; ideal for young horses or those adverse to metal
    - EquiKind mouthpiece is apple flavoured for palatability
    - Fixed Eggbutt cheek design stops the lips from being pinched

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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  11. Shires Equikind Mullen Full Cheek Snaffle

    RRP £25.99

    From: £23.35

    The Shires Equikind Mullen Full Cheek Snaffle is perfect for young, sensitive horses as it aids with steering whilst providing a softer feel in the mouth when compared to metal bits. The flexible, lightweight mouthpiece offers the same qualities as rubber with improved flexibility. These bits are an ideal choice for younger horses or those who are aversive to metal as the Equikind material is warmer and softer in the mouth. This range offers a palatable apple flavoured material which is readily accepted by most horses. The full cheek design aids steering by reinforcing the turn aid with cheek pressure; also ideal for novice riders to prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth. 

    18mm thick mouthpiece
    Full cheek measurement 165mm

    • Soft feel mouthpiece compared to metal bits
    • Apple flavoured for improved palatability
    • Full cheeks aid and support steering and turning
    • A good choice for young/sensitive horses

     

    Available in 4.5", 5" and 5.5"

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Rubber & Happy Mouth Bits

Finding the right bit for your horse can be extremely tricky, there are many things you must consider when selecting (oral condition, age and breed – just to name a few!). A piece that has become increasingly popular within the equestrian industry amongst riders of disciplines is the happy mouth bit.

A happy mouth bit, as well as a rubber bit, are perfect for those horses that are particular sensitive or susceptible to the colder metals used on other bits. This can be an extremely annoying issue in the winter months as the general temperature makes the metal much colder than the horse would like and can cause irritation in the horse mouth. This actually also may provide an issue in the warmer months as the bit can heat up whilst on the horse whilst in the summer's heat.

As oppose to the harsher metal alternatives, happy mouth bits are made from a non-toxic, durable plastic (polyurethane) that is safe for your horse. From a technical and practical standpoint, happy mouth bits and rubber bits provide riders the same levels of control and communication with their horse, making it one of the best regular horse bit alternatives in the equestrian world.

Online for Equine are experts in the bitting sector of the equestrian world, the happy mouth bits and rubber bits we offer come from the best brands in the equestrian industry, including Shires and Cottage Craft.