If your horse likes the mobility offered by loose ring bits, but you worry they may pinch the sides of his mouth then look no further. The Elliptical Lozenge Eggbutt Loose Ring from Bombers Bits offers the best of both worlds.
It prevents pinching of the lips and gives a slightly more solid feel against the side of the face to assist with turning aids. The eggbutt 'cheeks' also prevent the bit being pulled through the mouth, while retaining the advantages of a loose ring.
This snaffle bit from Bombers Bits has a 45mm lozenge, which is designed to help the horse to mouth the bit and comfortably relax his jaw. The double joints remove the nutcracker action, as the bit stays in a curved shape, following the contours of the horse's mouth. Therefore the bar and palette pressure associated with single-jointed bits is removed.
The blue sweet iron oxidises easily, creating a warm and sweet taste in the horse's mouth, which encourages salivation, gentle mouthing and acceptance of the bit.
Please note that the blue will fade with use.