Beval Snaffle Bit
Also known as the Loop Ring Snaffle, this bit has two small rings within the main snaffle ring, which offers more control than plain snaffle rings.
The reins can be attached to a definite part of the bit to aid in establishing a correct outline, head carriage and responsiveness to the rein signals.
The bit can be used in two settings:
1 - With the top ring fixed to the cheek pieces, and the rein loose on the large part of the bit ring. This has a similar action to a hanging cheek or Baucher snaffle, applying slight poll pressure to lower the head.
2 - With the top ring fixed to the cheek pieces, and the rein attached to the small bottom ring. This has a mild gag action, applying poll pressure alongside a mild lever action to bring the bit upwards in the mouth. This can be a suitable bit for horses that tend to poke their noses or get long and strung out.
The single joint on the mouthpiece applies tongue and bar pressure, while the loose rings keep the bit mobile in the horse's mouth, helping to encourage acceptance of the bit.