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Nathe Loose Ring Snaffle - 65mm Rings

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Nathe bits are especially beneficial for 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 guarantee.

Favorite Features

  • Encourages the horse's chewing and activate salivation
  • Allergy-free mouthpiece with steel core
  • Extremely gentle to the horse's mouth and tongue
Key Specifications
  • Material: Stainless steel
  • Mouthpiece Style: Mullen mouth
  • Cheek Style: Loose ring
  • Ring Size/Shank Length: 60mm
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20mm thick with 65mm stainless steel rings.

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Material Stainless steel
Mouthpiece Style Mullen mouth
Cheek Style Loose ring
Ring Size/Shank Length 60mm
Thickness 20mm
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    Reviews

    Nathe Loose Ring Snaffle - 65mm Rings is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Game Changer I have a sensitive mouthed horse with a fleshy mouth and fat tongue. Tried countless bits from Happy Mouth to Herm Sprenger to Generic. Nothing made him happy everything I tried caused him to get cuts in the corner of his mouth. Finally decided to try the Nathe. He couldn't love it more. Where he used to be resistant to any contact and always yanking, head tossing, and fighting the bit - even refusing to take the bit when being bridled, he is now soft and quiet and happily drops his head for the bit when being bridled. Like a totally different horse. I worried when ordering this one that I got the wrong one, as the other one says "Flexible" in the title. This bit is very flexible, soft, and bendy. My horse doesn't chew on the bit, so I think it will last us a long time. The price tag made me hesitant, but the result was well worth it!
    Date published: 2018-05-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for encouraging connection I have a very light-mouthed TB who I have struggled to get to truly take contact in dressage; he had been in a jointed rubber snaffle, but was still inconsistent. After switching to the Nathe, he is much more solid in the contact, enabling increased suspension and engagement - our dressage rides our even more fun now :)
    Date published: 2017-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect bit for the sensitive OTTB! This bit is perfect for my very sensitive OTTB who needed something softer than a happy mouth, but thinner than the larger black rubber bits. The only thing is the rings on this bit are a tad small for my liking (had I known I would have ordered the flexible nathe with the larger rings) but its purely a cosmetic preference. My horse loves this bit and it has stood up well to the first few rides where he likes to really chew. Would love this bit in an elevator cheekpiece for XC schooling!
    Date published: 2017-05-01
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Very sharp plastic I bought two of these for my sensitive warmblood mare, who really seemed to like the flexible plastic part, over a year ago. Unfortunately, the plastic hole where the metal rings go through has gotten *really* sharp with wear, and has cut her mouth a few times now. Bit guards certainly help -- but they're illegal in dressage. :(
    Date published: 2017-03-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love This! I bought this bit for my horse because we are both learning to jump and are starting to move up to some larger fences. This bit is very flexible and gentle on her mouth for the times when the going gets rough and I accidentally catch her in the mouth. She seems to like the bit and I like it more than the Happy Mouth - the plastic is softer and more flexible. My main concern with this is how fast it will wear out. So far it looks great, but I've only had it for about a month.
    Date published: 2016-10-03
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I recently bought this bit to try on my gelding and I'm really glad I did. It has helped my horse to be a less defensive about his mouth and more willing to have contact.
    Date published: 2015-07-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Favorite bit ever I am absolutely in love with all things Nathe. I had my mare going in a different rubber bit, she can be pretty defensive about her mouth and is young so I was trying to keep her soft, and she began to resist even being bridled with it. I then switched to a more traditional snaffle, which she liked for the most part but I still felt like something was missing. We have several horses that go in Nathes and I tried it and she was so relaxed and happy. I absolutely love these products, they are thinner than other rubber bits, even more flexible, and are super durable.
    Date published: 2015-02-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right bit! My horse stays nice and light in this bit and the gals in customer service were AWESOME in making sure I got it in time for the USDF Finals! Thanks so much!
    Date published: 2014-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a easy going, very pliable bit to use. All of my horses ride with them .
    Date published: 2014-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bit I had a very sensitive young hunter mare who just got overstimulated and angry with what I thought would be a soft french-link bit. We switched to this and the head tossing and teeth-grinding stopped. She loved just having a soft solid piece to hang in her mouth. The only downside I've found using this bit with other horses is they can chew through it, pretty standard for a polymer-covered mouthpiece though.
    Date published: 2014-10-07
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