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FES Big Star Snaffle
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FES Big Star Snaffle

Item # 23013
  • Attractive handcrafted bit that is perfect for the show ring or every day training
  • Antique bronze cheeks with silver dot trim and the Texas star concho
  • Applies pressure evenly across the tongue and bars when reins are pulled evenly
  • Each side can be used individually to work on suppling exercises and balance
  • Stainless steel mouthpiece with copper inlay to promote salivation
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Cheeks:  7:
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
  • How to Measure your Western Bit
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FES Big Star Snaffle

By giddyup girl

from Weedsport, NY

About Me Experienced Rider

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive
  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Good Value


  • The Bit Rusts

Best Uses

  • Pleasure Riding
  • Trail Riding
  • Working/Training

Comments about FES Big Star Snaffle:

The bit is attractive and seems comfortable in my new horse's mouth. The only thing I don't like is that the mouthpiece rusts. I prefer copper mouth.


Amazing bit for Reining

By Brianna

from Ohio

Verified Buyer


  • Easy to clean
  • Nice silver


    Best Uses

    • Contesting
    • Reining
    • Trail

    Comments about FES Big Star Snaffle:

    I love this bit. I do reining with my quarter horse gelding and I could never find the right bit. I tried this one and it is perfect. Not harsh and it takes very little pressure to get to to spin with this bit. I love that it has silver becuase I can use it for showing and the trails. This is the PERFECT bit for any hose that neck reins or competes.

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    • Q:

      How long are the shanks
      Asked on 12/11/2015 by Nancy from Cassopolis, MI

      1 answer

      • Staff Reviewer


        The full cheek is 7"
        Just the shank: 3"
        The shank to the snaffle: 4 1/4"

        Answered on 12/29/2015 by Schneider's Customer Service
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    What bits are made of...

    If you have any questions about this product or a type of bit, please contact us at 1-800-365-1311 or service@sstack.com
    Stainless Steel

    Bits are most commonly made of stainless steel. Stainless steel can be cleaned and polished repeatedly without damaging the finish. It is strong, durable, and flavorless and does not impact salivation. Some stainless steel mouths are inlaid with copper.


    Copper encourages salivation to increase the sensitivity of the horse’s mouth. It warms up quicker than stainless steel in cold weather.

    Sweet Iron

    Sweet iron is cold-rolled steel. The material appears rusty after repeated use. This oxidation tastes sweet to the horse and increases salivation.  


    Rubber softens the action of the bit as it is softer than traditional metals. Rubber-covered bits are generally thicker than metal.   


    Aluminum is lightweight and easy to maintain.


    Plastic bits are softer than traditional metal bits and they are durable. Many plastic bits are scented or flavored.

    Nickel Silver

    Nickel silver is a nickel alloy, also known as German silver. It encourages salivation for a more sensitive and supple mouth.  

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