Loose Ring Snaffle

The loose ring snaffle is one of the most common types of snaffle cheeks, and generally considered to be the best style of cheek for disciplines requiring sensitive contact through the reins, such as dressage.  Because the ring-shaped cheek pieces […]

Eggbutt Snaffle

The eggbutt is a common multi-discipline style of cheek piece for snaffle bits.  The eggbutt snaffle minimizes two problems that can arise with its cousin, the loose ring snaffle, whose rings can pinch the edges of the horse’s mouth, and […]

Full Cheek (Fulmer) Snaffle

For horses that need help from the bit in turning, the full cheek is the most extreme type of corrective cheek piece that can commonly be found on a snaffle.  With a small ring fixed to the mouthpiece on a […]

Half Cheek Snaffle

Also called the “half spoon” snaffle, this type of bit is a relative of the full cheek snaffle, because it has an arm extending down the side of the cheek from the mouth.  Unlike the full cheek, it only has […]

Dee Ring Snaffle

A dee ring snaffle bit is a compromise between an eggbutt and a full cheek snaffle.  It has vertical shanks that extend above and below the mouthpiece, and these are joined on the top and bottom by a D-shaped ring […]

Wing Cheek Snaffle

A relatively recent innovation in snaffle cheeks, the wing bit offers extensive protection at the corners of the horse’s mouth by having winged plates on the ends of the mouthpiece that curve around the side of the mouth.  Essentially acting […]