Asked in Care of HorsesHorse Tack
What is a suitable bit for a horse with a soft mouth?
May 12, 2012 10:37PM
This will mainly depend on what type of riding you do. If you don't compete and don't have to comply with show rules then a double jointed snaffle with either a loose ring, eggbutt or dee ring design will probably be best, and rubber mouth pieces are more gentle than metals, but copper mouth pieces encourage salivation. If you show or prefer a western curb bit, then a grazing style bit with a copper or sweet iron mouth and short shanks will be softest.