What is a rubber snaffle bit used for?
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Also asked, what is the purpose of a snaffle bit?
In its various forms, the snaffle is common to nearly every riding discipline, and has been a fundamental horseman's tool for literally thousands of years. The function of a snaffle bit is simple: to apply direct pressure to either side of a horse's mouth as a cue for movement in the same direction.
Also Know, are rubber bits better? While rubber bits seem to be "soft" because of their thickness and plastic bits appealing because of their taste, they can be too thick for many horses and will tug on the skin at the corner of the mouth. Thicker isn't softer, in rubber/plastic or metal, if the horse's mouth inside is relatively small.
Also to know is, what are rubber bit guards for?
Carolyn Henderson replies: Rubber bit guards, also known as biscuits, are useful for protecting the corners of the mouth from pinches or rubs and for keeping the bit central.
Is a snaffle bit harsh?
A snaffle is sometimes mistakenly thought of as "any mild bit". While direct pressure without leverage is milder than pressure with leverage, nonetheless, certain types of snaffle bits can be extremely harsh when manufactured with wire, twisted metal or other "sharp" elements.