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Why We Love This

JP Bits by Korsteel provide the ultimate communication between horse and rider. The exclusive curved design provides comfort and enhances performance.


Favorite Features

  • Thick, kind, double-jointed Oval Mouth Eggbutt with curved bars eliminates "nutcracker" tongue pinching
  • Encourages the horse's chewing motion.



Available in 4 3/4", 5" or 5.5" 13 mm

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    JP Korsteel Oval Mouth Eggbutt is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 55.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit for the price I bought this but several weeks ago as the jointed snaffle I was using was causing bracing in my mare. It was suggested I try a smaller but and go with a french link. This bit has made a huge difference for my girl. She is now supple, uses her back, and generally enjoys working again. Also love how my reins don't get caught like with the D ring. Overall great product seems like will hold up.
    Date published: 2016-07-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good bit for my horse I was sent the wrong bit, so asked my trainer and he said for me to try it since it was a soft bit. Glad I did, she loved it, and works well with it.
    Date published: 2016-07-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse loves it I bought this to replace a regular snaffle after he tried a French link. He likes this one really well. I've had Korsteel before and they are a great bit for a great price.
    Date published: 2016-06-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice, but too big I recently purchased this and it is very nice quality, but it is a lot bigger then I expected. It's the right size for my horse's mouth, width wise, but the lozenge was bigger then I expected and the Eggbutt rings are just too big for my horse's little face. Luckily Smartpak has an awesome return policy and I sent it back for a refund. The only reason I didn't give this an "excellent" rating is I because I didn't actually use it, but it seems like a really good bit.
    Date published: 2016-04-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much larger in person. The size of the bit was much too large for my horse's small mouth. I have to return it. : (
    Date published: 2016-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My busy mouthed horse quieted with this bit. I am not a big believer in changing bits. I generally use Korsteel French links and fix my hands for the horse. I bought this about a year ago. My horse was always busy with his mouth. The first time I switched to this bit he was a lot quieter. I am a convert. This will be the first bit I use from now on.
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bit but too heavy I bought this bit for my little mare and it was a heavier bit than anything she's ever had so I returned the bit without ever using it. The bit is well made, and if it had been a few ounces lighter I would have kept it.
    Date published: 2016-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, comfortable. The 5 1/2 " bit fit my Belgian WB perfectly. She seems right as ease with its contoured design. One small negative is that is squeaks a bit when tacking up. Quality steel cleans up to a polish (I dip it in her water and wipe with a towel after each ride). Looks great and excellent price.
    Date published: 2016-02-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Long lasting Great standard bit a basic everyone should have on hand. High quality sturdy and long lasting. I would recommend.
    Date published: 2015-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bit, true to size. 5" is sized correctly, nice quality bit, smooth joins.
    Date published: 2015-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit! Bought this because it worked in the past for one of my OTTB's. I liked how he responded so I got one of my own. It is a nice size that allows some extra brakes without being violent or harsh. Wonderful bit and my boy loves it.
    Date published: 2015-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good product, arrived on time and the fit is good, I like the quality of the steel
    Date published: 2015-06-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from nice bit but as stated before very noisy .
    Date published: 2014-11-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice alternative to plain eggbutt snaffle Our trainer had recommended this bit for our Arabian mare, who has a mouth like a warmblood. We borrowed one and liked that she doesn't get as strong with my daughter, who is still learning suppleness and bending in her dressage work. I like that it is still soft like an eggbutt and applies even pressure to the horse's tongue. The bit itself is a nice quality. We just ordered our own.
    Date published: 2014-11-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exactly what I was looking for I was looking for a gentle bit for my Arabian mare to ride in both Dressage and endurance. I had a D-ring with a similar mouthpiece but my reins kept getting caught around the corners. This egg-butt elimiates that but I still get the nice mouth piece. My horse has accepted it just fine!
    Date published: 2014-09-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bit ever Really simple and mild for my 5 year old :) Love this bit
    Date published: 2013-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good bit Solid bit, mare seems to like it. I'd borrowed a different lozenge bit that was a 5.5" and was a little too big, and a different 5" bit that was a little too small. Since I couldn't find this bit anywhere in the US in a 5.25" (for under $100), I first ordered the 5.5". It was very big. The 5", though, fits perfectly. So, I guess I would say that, although inches can't change, this bit fits a little bigger than it's actual measurements--at least as compared to the others I tried from different companies.
    Date published: 2013-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality Bit I bought my horse in January of 2013 and just started riding her in a bit again this September (2013). In the meantime I was doing Parelli in a Parelli rope halter. My horse accepted this bit right off the bat. I used Happy Mouth bits on her before and she always fidgeted with them. She does not fidget with this bit. It fits true to size and is well made. The price is great too.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit My mare loved this bit on the first day!
    Date published: 2013-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable!!! So pleased with the low profile. Very easy to adjust the fit. And doesn't look like a melon on your head;)
    Date published: 2013-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Bit! Me and my trainer both use this bit! We can use it on the more difficult horses or the sweet, old schooling ponies! Super nice and great quality! Also very soft and simple, so it can be used all around!
    Date published: 2013-07-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not a bad bit I liked this bit quite a lot, but my horse definitely prefers a flat french link to this bit. Great quality as expected from Korsteel! A bit squeaky because horses love to chew this bit, but that doesn't bother me.
    Date published: 2013-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I got this bit for training the retired racehorse I just adopted because I wanted something mild, flexible and slightly different from what she would have raced in. So far it seems to agree with her very well and I am very happy with my purchase. My only complaint would be that it squeaks a lot, but I've never used anything buy single jointed snaffles before so maybe the squeakiness is normal for this kind of bit?
    Date published: 2013-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super bit! Bought this for my bracing, open-mouth TB, and I noticed a difference the first time that I used it. He stayed on the bit more, and with less fuss. Great purchase!
    Date published: 2013-03-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit! I was looking for a bit with a solid cheek but an oval lozenge. I considered getting the Sprenger Dynamic RS Eggbutt but decided to try the JP Oval Mouth Eggbutt first. Wow, I'm so happy I tried the cheap one first! My green 4 and a half year old gelding is now really working into the bit instead of being fussy. Beautiful bit, he loves it and so do I!
    Date published: 2013-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite bit After years of use, the bit looks great!! I have 3 of my horses going in this bit. They have very nice soft, responsive mouths.
    Date published: 2013-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 3 pc eggbutt works well I have an very mouthy horse , he is always a busy guy chewing on a rope if left around or what ever.I tried this bit as I like the way he goes overall in a 3 pc bit but had not used the egg butt 3 pc on him till now, and if anything his mouth is a BIT more quiet . I do not ever use this bit, or any bit for that matter, two days in a row , after an extensdive European study it was shown horses are all getting a bit of wear and tear , very small , in the place a bit sites in the mouth, by changing bits daily you give them a chance to heal no mater how good your hands are, so this is what I do . 3 bridles for each horse and change in a schedule , this bit works well with the upper level dresage this horse is asked to do.
    Date published: 2013-01-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Bit - Now I Have Two I have 2 younger horses that are just being trained--both very good. I liked the idea of the 3rd piece in the middle so their tongues do not get pinched--wouldn't want my tongue to get pinched! I also saw a similar bit for $80+ This was the second Korsteel bit I pudrchased (setting up a bridle for each horse - Halfie and Arab - nuff said :) so it feels like I got 2 for the price of 1.
    Date published: 2012-12-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from best bit purchase I have tied 5 other bits all price ranges, & my horse responds & accepts this bit. Flexing has improved.
    Date published: 2012-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit for fussy horse This bit is fantastic for my fussy girl! We have tried (many) bits, none of which were to her liking. This bit fixed the head flinging and rooting issues we were having, and she is quite happy with it!I will say, it tends to run a little small. She normally take a 5 1/4, but needed a 5 1/2 for this one.
    Date published: 2012-07-21
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