Small Chain Mouth
3" Cheeks 5 1/2" Mouth
The unique design of this bit offers direct control similar to a ring snaffle, while offering the additional control of curb pressure. This bit can serve as a training snaffle or as a transition bit. This bit can serve as a training snaffle or as a transition bit for a horse that is ready to move along in the bitting process. Use with a leather or chain curb strap.
The shorter shank and slight gag makes the Tender Touch an excellent transition or intermediary bit. It can also be used in competitive events providing the horse is balanced and responsive to the rider's cues. Adjust to neutral position of one wrinkle, two fingers between the curb and chin. This bit is designed to apply pressure at the corners of the lip, across the tongue, on the bars and at the curb. 754
This shank is designed for the stronger horse who still needs the flexibility of the gag cheek. The longer shank and gag action provides more poll pressure which encourages greater flexion and gives you more control.
The traditional snaffle has a slightly curved mouthpiece so it is easy for a horse to carry and is comfortable. This mouthpiece will apply even pressure to the corners of a horse’s mouth.