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Nathe Loose Ring Snaffle

Nathe Bits
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

Nath 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

Sizing It Up

20mm thick with 60mm stainless steel rings.
Please note, because this product is handmade, it is possible for some slight variations in size.

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    Nathe Loose Ring Snaffle is rated 4.9333 out of 5 by 15.
    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
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My horse loves it! Nice soft rubber bit. My 5 yr old TB loves to chew on it and responds very well to it in the ring and on the trail. So far very durable, altho it seems like he is chewing the bit there isn't a mark on it! Expensive, but worth it if you know your horse would like a mullen type bit.
    Date published: 2014-09-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Happy! I've been looking for a thinner nathe-styled bit and this really worked! My boy is so happy to be on the bit and takes up contact with ease now! I can't say for durability yet, but so far it's been awesome!
    Date published: 2013-12-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Love this Bit! My young horse has always sucked behind the contact even in the soft KK Ultra bits and I found this one and he has completely done a 180. He is seeking the contact, softly chewing, and is very confident in it. I love how flexible and soft it is and even holds up to his sometimes overzealous chewing! Definitely would recommend this bit for the young horse or the any horse with a very soft mouth.
    Date published: 2013-11-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bit! MY OTTB LOVES this bit. She is a baby fresh off the track and was avoiding contact in every snaffle/happy mouth I used. This bit solved that problem and she is now happy to accept contact! Although these bits are pricey you will NOT be disappointed. They are wonderful.
    Date published: 2013-05-23
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