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Nathe Flexible Loose Ring Snaffle

Nathe Bits
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Why We Love This

The Nathe Flexible Loose Ring Snaffle has a flexible mouthpiece allowing for smooth communication between horse and rider.  The Nathe Bits are extremely gentle to the horse's mouth and tongue, and are especially beneficial to sensitive horses, young horses and for promoting a sensitive style of riding.  For more than 20 years, Nathe has developed and manufactured synthetic bits. The bits are manufactured in Germany and come with a tear and safety (steel core) guarantee.

Favorite Features

  • Encourages chewing and activates salivation
  • Flexible mouthpiece
  • Allergy free

Sizing It Up

  • 20 mm thick with 75 mm stainless steel rings
  • Please note, because this product is handmade, it is possible for some slight variations in size

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    Nathe Flexible Loose Ring Snaffle is rated 4.4348 out of 5 by 23.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Young Horse! This bit has been perfect for my young horse. It's very flexible and we are now jumping in it. My goal is to ensure that my horse has a soft mouth as she grows up and this is the bit to achieve that.
    Date published: 2015-01-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nicely made bit So far I really like this bit, he has settle into it well, seems to take up contact well, all of which has been tricky with this horse. I have had it about a month and he hasn't yet put a mark on it.
    Date published: 2014-12-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Didn't solve the issue I was told by my vet that my horse has a sensitive tooth on the lower arcade where the bit touches and he is quite sensitive (even under sedation when getting his teeth floated!). He will toss his head when I ask him to back up. He didn't mind this bit but he actually tossed his head more than with his regular double jointed metal bit, so I am sending it back. It is soft and flexible, but it didn't solve the problem.
    Date published: 2014-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Soft and perfect I needed a bit change for my guy. This it was recommended to me and I fell in love with it. While soft he is still very very responsive to any aids and he is so happy with this wonderful bit. He does dressage stadium and cross country in this bit like a perfect gentleman and I'm so pleased
    Date published: 2014-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Horse loves it, what more? The first day I rode him in this he readily accepted it, went on the bit immediately without my insisting, and never protested it. I think that is his way of saying 'hey ma, this is really nice.' Better be for $90! I love the flexibility of it too, so you get a bit of both worlds: a straight mouth piece as well as a slight bit of jointed pressure. I sized it a half inch up and it fits perfectly how a loose ring should. He's happy, I'm happy. :)
    Date published: 2014-08-29
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from bit for horse with sensitive mouth My horse has chewed through more than one bit and requires a gentle bit. Believe she has a low palate. She doesn't need a stronger bit but was looking for something to stop her from going through bits like candy. I ususally use a happy mouth and decided to try this one. She likes the bit, it's gentle enough but has already started to wear it down. I gave it four stars only for decreased durability. Probably would try something else in future. FYI have had her teeth done and had mouth checked by vet for other issues.
    Date published: 2014-08-04
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bit for sensitive mouths I've had this bit for about a month now and my mare is very happy in it. I originally tried the Happy Mouth Mullen which is much thicker and stiffer, but cheaper. She hated that bit. She has taken to this one nicely, it is very flexible and Bit Butter helps. Minus a star for the price, but if it holds up, it will be worth it.
    Date published: 2014-06-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well made The quality of this bit is great and it is just right in softness and firmness. I just wish it come in egg but version.
    Date published: 2014-02-25
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