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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

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

Sizing

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 4.8 out of 5 by 20.
    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
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