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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan. 14, 2006
    Nashville, TN

    Default For what purpose would one use a double ring snaffle?

    I'm honestly just curious because one came up in a search I was doing for something else, and since I am an absolute BitHoarder I'm dying to know if I need one.

    No, really. I'm just curious about their purpose in general.

    I did a clinic with Richard Watson a couple weeks ago and he makes an interesting mouthpiece with the double rings.

    And then... how would something like the ones above compare to something like this?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 19, 2005
    Lost in the Sandhills of NC


    Your "double ring" snaffle is called a Wilson bit and it is a driving bit.

    "The Wilson snaffle has four loose rings — two attached to each end of the mouthpiece, with two additional "inside" rings. The cheek pieces of the bridle are fitted to the inside rings, while the reins are fitted to the outside two. The bit works with a squeezing action on the cheeks rather than on the corners of the mouth. The Wilson can give superb control and "turning power" for a hard-pulling horse, while not being overly severe. " borrowed from a House and Hound article in 2008.

    I do see them occasionally at driving competitions.
    Last edited by pegasusmom; Jan. 25, 2013 at 07:08 AM. Reason: to add information on action

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