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Nathe Flexible Loose Ring Snaffle

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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

Available in sizes 5", 5¼" or 5¾". 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 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally Something for My Sensitive Horse I have a young horse that I started myself that had constant contact issues despite his teeth being done, ridden with educated hands, and in a good program. He would constantly avoid the contact by hiding, rooting, and spooking. We could not figure out what was wrong as we jumped from bit to bit. He seemed happiest in the Happy Mouth, but he still wasn't reaching for the contact. I finally tried this bit and he has been improving in leaps and bounds since the switch. We can finally actually work on dressage since he is finally happy to reach for the bit. I really wish I made this switch sooner, but I'm excited for this coming show season for this guy!
    Date published: 2017-02-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My mare LOVES it It's made such a difference in my mare. She just doesn't like metal bits and was just fussy. She loves this bit and yields so much better!!!
    Date published: 2016-06-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My guy loves this bit This bit thus far is working great for my gelding, equine dentist says he has a "wavy mouth" and he is ultra sensitive, keeps his mouth happy and he is taking cues very well with it.
    Date published: 2016-06-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for soft mouths My rather particular OTTB mate started in this bit a month or so ago after my trainer had great success with it with her horses. For soft but fussy mouthed horses it's perfect and offers more flex and give than any other bit I've ever used. I highly recommend, love this bit!
    Date published: 2016-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth considering if behind the bit I bought this bit for a horse that was bumped off of the bit by a previous trainer. He was always behind the bit and would not take any contact on the bit at all. I put him in very loose side reins on the lunge to start with and then I would ride him trying to get him to stretch down and then into collection. The first few times I saw a little change in the fact that he occasionally, actually made contact with the bit. By the sixth ride, he was reaching for the bit on the lunge about half of the time. Under saddle he would reach for the bit on a stretchy circle at the trot. He was also bending at the poll when he was ridden in collection. He did not really start to chew the bit until the sixth ride. Although we have not had a large number of rides with this bit, I think it is taking us where we want to go.
    Date published: 2015-10-08
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