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Korsteel bits are proven performers for all levels of training and competition. They are crafted from materials of the highest quality. 13mm mouthpiece.



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    Korsteel French Mouth Eggbutt Snaffle is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 57.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2016-05-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse LOVES this bit! I initially put my horse in a traditional egg but snaffle but I wasn't having success with it. I needed something a little bit stronger without overbitting. I read up on the french link snaffle and decided to give it a try. Within the first 5-10 minutes of riding with the french link I could tell a major difference in my horse. He was much quieter, more supple and responsive to my aids. He works well in this bit on the flat and over fences.
    Date published: 2016-05-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Bit! My horse is so happy! Not fighting the bit anymore! Very responsive and stands quietly with it in his mouth.
    Date published: 2016-05-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2016-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking, gentle bit I have a dee ring single-jointed copper roller snaffle bit that I have used on my gelding since he was 4. He is very mouthy and reaches for that bit whenever I bring it out. He also has a hard time letting it go after a ride. He loves moving the rollers in his mouth. The first reason I decided to change is that he has been in the same bit for over 14 years and the copper is pitted and squeaky from his constant chewing. It gets pretty loud when he is waiting to jump in group lessons. The second reason, I decided it was time for a change is that we are working more on our flatwork and really coming on the bit. I was thinking of trying a loose ring but didn't want to shock him and thought the lateral help of the eggbutt was still there, albeit a little less than the dee ring he previously had. Can a horse come on the bit with the other bit, sure! I just really love the look of loose rings but don't was his lips getting pinched and those bit guards look nasty imo (though I really respect those who use them instead of letting their horse get pinched). So was the bit change super necessary? Probably not. However, my guy is laid back and does ok with change (as long as it's not to something that is very harsh/unfair). I think this bit looks good, is priced right (who the heck needs a $200 bit seriously-though those herm springer aurigan ones do look gorgeous) and since it is very gentle and sits on the tongue fairly flat, my horse seems to love it. He rounds better (though that could be training too) and takes the bit just as nicely as the last, which really surprised me since it does not have the sweet copper taste nor the rollers. Now his other bit it on my lamp stand as decoration (just in case he decides he doesn't like this bit anymore and reminds me of my boy even when I'm not at the barn!)... only a horse person would use that as decoration lol... my hubby thinks it's silly.
    Date published: 2016-04-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing bit! I recently started using this bit and love it. My horse hasn't had a bit in her mouth in years and this was the first bit I used. She responded surprisingly very well to this bit and showed no issues. I highly recommend this bit even to green horses (in my case) or any horse for that matter.
    Date published: 2016-03-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice weight and quality Bought this for a green mare that didn't seem happy in a snaffle. She is much happier with the French link.
    Date published: 2016-02-29
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    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made As per my trainers suggestion I wanted to switch from a full cheek to an eggbutt so my TB wouldn't rely/ lean so heavily on the reins as aides but rather respond more to my legs. I was using a Dr. Bristol before but couldn't find one with eggbutts that was the proper size so I decided to give this French bit a try. I chose a less expensive brand since I wasn't sure whether or not the bit would work for my horse. First off, the package arrived in a very timely manner and just as promised. The items were packaged nicely and clearly labelled. The bit looks to be well made and of nice quality especially for the price. My horse took nicely to it and it fit his mouth perfectly. I have used it for a few weeks now, ride at least 4 times a week and the bit looks brand new without any signs of wear or discoloration. Most importantly it seems to accomplish the intended purpose nicely while at the same time being softer on his mouth.
    Date published: 2016-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this bit for my OTTB!! I have tried multiple bits on my 5 year old off the track thoroughbred, and this is by far my favorite. I wanted something simple and mild but a tiny bit more than a single jointed snaffle. First ride in this and I loved it!
    Date published: 2016-01-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bit! I bought this a couple of weeks ago and have used it 3 times. My horse seemed to like it. He stopped throwing his head and was more focused on what he was being asked to do instead of focusing on what was in his mouth.
    Date published: 2016-01-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Typical excellent Korsteel quality As usual with Korsteel, a well-made bit without rough edges and exactly as advertised. And not an exorbitant price.
    Date published: 2015-12-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful product! This is a brand that I have always used and always will!
    Date published: 2015-09-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy horse = happy owner! I purchased this snaffle for my mare, who has a history of strong abuse and an extremely sensitive mouth. I decided on the French-link so that I did not have to worry about a regular snaffle jabbing the roof of her mouth. She accepts it with no complaints! It fits well (I bought the 5", and it seems pretty standard, so you shouldn't have to worry about sizing up or down), is well-made, and a very stylish bit for the price. My girl is happy, so I am happy! :)
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from a great go-to! Korsteel is always a tried and true bit company. This bit is no different. Great go-to bit for training and show ring.
    Date published: 2015-03-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! I bought this a few weeks ago. I can tell its made nicely and will last a while. My horse loves it :)
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bit I needed to move up to a larger size bit for my mare and wanted to stick with Korsteel.
    Date published: 2014-11-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lovely bit. Great shape in the side pieces, very flexible and high quality.
    Date published: 2014-10-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Working out really well I was pleasantly surprised by how well my QH goes in this bit. It's well made and Mr. Man accepts it well.Korsteel is a great value and I'm always happy with their products.Also, very happy to report that this bit does not squeak.
    Date published: 2014-09-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eager to Please
    Date published: 2013-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from my OTTB loves it! Nice looking & my horse loves it!
    Date published: 2013-06-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2013-05-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Purchase I already knew my guy did well in a french link, and this one fit the bill perfectly. A nice heavy bit with smooth, well put together links and no rough or unfinished edges to cause an issue. I look forward to using this bit for years to come. It also has enough size variations to make sure you're getting the correct width for your horse's mouth, which I appreciate since once size doesn't really fit all.
    Date published: 2013-05-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Training Bit I use this on my young warmblood, and he really seems to like it. It's nice so the reins never get caught like on a d-ring, but I wouldn't use it in big hunter shows because I do think the d-ring looks better. Easy to clean and keep shiny, so good buy for the tack room.
    Date published: 2013-03-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good all around bit This bit is a good medium weight, very solid with a nice finish. I love the french link and have used this type of bit on many horses. Most do very well with it, including my new OTTB.
    Date published: 2013-02-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great soft bit! My gelding loves this bit, perhaps a little too much! He will snatch it out of my hand if I'm holding the bridle. He really moves out in this bit and loves toying with the french link (again, maybe too much!).All-in-all, great quality. It was larger than expected but fit just fine. I only docked a star because the bit squeaks (although I would bet my boy plays with it a lot more than another horse would).I think this is an excellent basic, soft, quality bit for any horse.
    Date published: 2013-01-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice bit! Very nice bit for the price. My gelding is very picky about what goes in his mouth, but he's never had issues with this bit. I use this for my everyday schooling bit on my western bridle, and it does a good job of getting my horse supple and responsive without all the bite a curb brings. It's actually quite heavy, which I like because it seems that my horse gets a better feel of my cues.
    Date published: 2012-12-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit Not sure if there's much variation in quality for bits but this one is just fine. My horse is much happier in this style of bit that the broken mouth loose ring snaffle we were using. I've only been using it a few months but so far I have no complaints.
    Date published: 2012-12-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2012-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent bit at a good price I've used French snaffles on all my horses for years and all have gone well in them. The Korsteel bits are reasonably priced and last forever. This one is a replacement for one I've misplaced.
    Date published: 2012-11-08
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