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Stubben Loose Ring Snaffle

Stubben North America
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Why We Love This

The Stubben Loose Ring Snaffle is a regular double broken loose ring that is suitable for all disciplines and riding levels.  The Sweet Copper metal on the link offers the advantage of combining strength with a sweet taste.  While being tough, the sweet copper metal offers the main advantage of having a pleasant sweet taste which will make the horse chew and salivate and therefore further relax and more easily accept the bit.

Favorite Features

  • Stainless steel on rings and mouthpiece
  • Link is made from Sweet Copper
  • No pressure applied to the sensitive palate
  • Balanced weight distribution on tongue and jaw
  • No "nutcracker" effect
  • Double broken mouthpiece offers a constant level of comfort to the horse
  • Degree of severity for this bit rates a 1 or 2 on a scale of 1-10

Sizing It Up

14 mm thickness

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    Stubben Loose Ring Snaffle is rated 4.5556 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautifully made bit and reasonable price! This is a very well made bit at a reasonable price. I agree with some other posters that the rings are small (almost bradoon sized) but for my Morgan mare it works beautifully.
    Date published: 2014-12-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I sent it back I agree with other reviewers that the rings on this bit were so small it looked odd, like a pony bit. The quality was good so on a more delicate headed horse it might work just fine.
    Date published: 2014-08-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Bit, Tiny Rings I really love everything about this bit, except the fact that the rings are itty bitty.This would make an excellent option for ponies or small horses. The rings are too small to look normal on a large horse.
    Date published: 2012-04-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 100% happy mare had to add a pic of Codys Cutee with her new bit. She loves it. Thank you smartpak :)
    Date published: 2012-02-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Horse loves this Bit My horse loves this bit. Its the perfect thickness not a fat mouth full and not to thin that its harsh. She only likes a link type bit and the link in this bit isnt big and bulky making my horse happy and comfortable. The copper makes a nice wet mouth too what we all look for chewing and foam! Perfect
    Date published: 2012-02-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just the right bit This bit is a nicely made bit, and it's very nice that it comes in 5 1/4, which is just the right size for my mare with a small mouth. I needed to get her a thinner bit that would allow her to salivate more than her chunky eggbutt, and still be a French link, and after the first ride I noticed a huge improvement in her salivation. I don't know if it was the copper link or because it was much more thin, but it works! I really like this bit, it's just perfect!Another nice thing is that the size is labeled on the bit! And thank you SmartPak for specifying the thickness on the website so I wouldn't have to keep guesstimating online!
    Date published: 2010-12-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from good bit at a great price My horse really loves this bit. He is a 21yo Arab gelding that I use for light dressage/pleasure riding. He stretches nicely into the bit, chews it gently and doesn't want to spit it out when I am unbridling him. I have always liked Stubben bits and this one lived up to my expectations.
    Date published: 2010-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for sensitive horses My horse has a somewhat large tongue and is very sensitive about her mouth. I like this bit compared to some other double jointed bits I have looked at because it is thinner than most. I know in general thicker bits are supposed to be "softer" than thinner ones, but because of her thick tongue, my horse really does not like thick bits at all. This one seems to be thin enough that she doesn't resent it too much without being too thin and thus more harsh. It feels solid and well constructed.
    Date published: 2009-05-23
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