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JP Korsteel Copper Oval Mouth Loose Ring

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Thick, kind, double-jointed Oval Mouth Loose Ring with curved bars eliminates "nutcracker" tongue pinching and encourages the horse's chewing motion. Copper mouth to increase acceptance of the bit and increase salivation. 4.5", 5" or 5.5".

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    JP Korsteel Copper Oval Mouth Loose Ring is rated 4.8684 out of 5 by 38.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great basic bit It seems well constructed and I expect it to last.
    Date published: 2014-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Surprisingly Handy Bit I've got a mare who has a low palette, a sensitive mouth and who had suffered some severe poll trauma before she came to my farm. While she is willing and likes to work, finding the bit that didn't cause her any discomfort has been an ongoing challenge. (And, believe me, I've got a HUGE bit box in the barn so LOTS of things got tested.)This bit has worked surprisingly well. There is nothing to cause any stress or discomfort so the horse's mouth is much more relaxed and she's foaming more readily.The difference is subtle, but enough to make both me and this lovely, sensitive mare happy.BTW: Don't let the low price fool you. This is a nice bit.
    Date published: 2014-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Bit our trainer suggested a copper loose ring bit and I expected to have to spend much more for quality. This bit is perfect. The quality is excellent. We are very happy!
    Date published: 2014-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Repeat customer;) This is the second bit I own, I use it for everything and didn't want to have to keep changing bits between dressage and jumping. My mare loves it. High quality bit.
    Date published: 2014-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great results I purchased this bit because I was looking for a "kind" bit that my horse would carry without constantly fussing at it. I bought a 5" bit for my last horse and he loved it. My new horse has a smaller mouth and it was a challenge to find a 4 1/2" bit that was this quality without paying a fortune. My horse has been in training now for about 5 weeks and he carries himself very well without fighting the bit at all. I am very pleased with this bit so far.
    Date published: 2014-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from very soft in my horses mouth I switched from a loose jaw curb bit to this copper oval mouth snaffle because he was stopping and rubbing the sides of his mouth alot. My horse just loved it. He was so much more calmer and comfortable. He mouthed it a little at first but settled right into it. I love this bit for my boy!
    Date published: 2014-03-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bit I've used so far My mare was in a small shank when I first got her and I immediately wanted to switch her to something softer. This worked excellently for her. Copper keeps her mouth soft and salivating, loose rings help her to be soft. I've tried several bits and this is the one she takes most willingly... actually sometimes she doesn't want to let it go! Switching to a D-ring to help with our lateral work, but I will stick with JP Korsteel. Amazing price for this bit!
    Date published: 2014-03-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Encourages Relaxation My Saddlebred loves this bit. He's very sensitive and with his previous bit, he tended to have a false collection (overbent at the poll, hollow back) and not relax into the contact. When I tried this bit, I immediately noticed a difference---his tail relaxed, and he was much more willing to accept contact. After 3 weeks of riding with this bit, he's like a totally different horse. Now he reliably relaxes into contact, I can feel his back lifting me up and his hind legs swinging forward.I think this bit is perfect for horses who need some encouragement to relax over their topline and settle into a trusting contact. I don't think it would be a good choice for a horse who tends to get heavy in the contact. If I ride a half-halt wrong (i.e. from the bit only without my seat) even my sensitive horse will blow through the aid. Which I love, cause it just tells me I'm doing my half-halt wrong :)Before I bought the bit, I was concerned that it might be too heavy (previous reviews) or not as good as the more expensive KK counterpart. My horse doesn't think the bit is too heavy at all. And I tried out the KK: I actually like this cheaper bit better!
    Date published: 2014-02-25
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