snaffle bits

Visit almost any tack shop, and you’ll find a blinding array of English horse bits for sale. Selecting the right one is crucial, as the bit you choose will help you to communicate with your horse. To aid in differentiatiating between styles, we’ve come up with this quick guide to choosing English horse bits. Snaffle Bits Most English horse bits – and quite a few Western ones – are classified as snaffle bits. These bits work via direct pressure without putting leverage on the mouth. Unlike curb bits, snaffle bits have no shanks. A common misconception is that a bit must be jointed in order to...