View Full Version : Which bit is more flexible?

Oct. 8, 2009, 07:18 PM
I am curious does anyone know which bit is more flexible, the happy mouth mullen mouth or the black rubber mullen mouth?

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Oct. 9, 2009, 09:38 AM
You can often find two different "stiffness" of rubber snaffle. The softer one is definitely more flexible than a happy mouth, and the stiffer one is just about on par.

Oct. 9, 2009, 12:10 PM
My rubber snaffles are regular snaffles covered with black rubber. Obviously they are much softer than a regular snaffle due to the rubber, but they are stiff because there is a regular metal snaffle at the base. The happy mouth bits have more flex that a rubber because they don't have the metal underneath.

Oct. 9, 2009, 12:58 PM
The rubber mullen mouth snaffles that I have do not have any metal inside, so they are very flexible. They are, however, thicker than the happy mouth mullen. I have ridden in both and they are both pretty flexible bits. I want to say the black is probably more flexible, but it really could be a draw.

The happy mouth mullen mouth is not as rigid as the snaffle happy mouth bits, if that's helpful.