Cottage Craft eggbutt snaffle is ideal for starting young horses or for those which are sensitive in the mouth, with eggbutt sides to help keep the bit central in the mouth and prevent rubbing. Made from quality stainless steel.
A Guide To Measuring For A Bit
Measure an old bit you know already fits. Take the mouthpiece measurement from the inside of each cheek piece or ring.
Alternatively use a piece of string about 12” (30cm) long. Tie a knot about 2 inches (5cm) in. Put it through your horse’s mouth, with the knot against the lips on one side. Mark the opposite side with a marker or little piece of tape then take the measurement from the knot to the marking.
A bit should fit your horse’s mouth so that the mouthpeice extends approximately 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) beyond the horse’s lips on either side. It should not be so tight that the horse might be pinched by the rings/cheek pieces and likewise there should not be a great length of bit showing from the sides of the horse’s mouth allowing the bit to slide from side to side. A tiny bit loose is better than too tight. The different parts of the mouthpiece on bits are made to sit on specific areas of the mouth.