Eldonian Balancer Snaffle – 70mm Rings
This exciting new range of ergonomically designed bits features a 90% copper mouthpiece to help promote salivation. An angled lozenge centre will facilitate a better contact through a more comfortable mouthpiece.
This bit provides soft and even pressure from a curved three section mouthpiece allowing a light contact and enables easy directional aids.
Lozenged Loose Ring Snaffle
This very largely depends on the design of the mouthpiece and cheek. A loose ring will need a little more allowance than a fixed cheek as we do not want the lips covering any part of the hole that the bit ring slides through (as this could cause nipping). When fitting a lozenged loose ring as long as the lips are not covering any part of the hole at rest this should prove ok as when a contact is taken the rings move further away from the corner of the lip. Take up a contact but make sure that you have your reins at the same angle as you would when you are on board or better still find a friend to do this for you.
The Action of the Loose Ring
The most popular – the loose ring has much more movement and play than a fixed butt or cheek. It discourages fixing, blocking and leaning and encourages mouthing. It allows the mouthpiece more movement so that it may follow the angle of the tongue because the angle of the poll and the horses overall outline changes through different work etc..