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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug. 26, 2008

    Default Which bit is more flexible?

    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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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar. 18, 2000
    Brantford, Ontario


    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.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr. 5, 2003
    Houston, Texas


    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.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May. 22, 2003


    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.

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