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FES Dot Shank Snaffle

FES Dot Shank Snaffle

Item # 21720
  • Nice, entry level bit for younger horses or inexperienced riders
  • Longer shanks add leverage and quicken hand to mouth response
  • Perfect as a show bit, for training or just relaxing on trails
  • Antique bronze swivel cheeks with silver dots embellishments
  • Stainless steel mouthpiece with copper inlay to promote salivation
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Cheeks:  7 ½”
  • Bit diameter:  3/8”
Item Availability Quantity Price
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$32.99 $21.99
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FES Dot Shank Snaffle

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Great bit at a great price

By Nic

from Newark, MD

About Me Horse Owner

Verified Buyer


  • Attractive
  • Durable
  • Good Value


    Best Uses

    • Pleasure Riding
    • Show Ring
    • Trail Riding
    • Working/Training

    Comments about FES Dot Shank Snaffle:

    Exactly what we needed


    Great bit for Western Dressage!

    By WD Girl

    from St. Augustine, FL

    Verified Buyer



        Best Uses

          Comments about FES Dot Shank Snaffle:

          My horse, Petie and I have been doing Western Dressage for about 10 months and needed a bit that I could take a feel with and with shanks for a little more bite. This bit is perfect for the job!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


          Very nice bit, my mare loves it!

          By Jill in AR

          from Harrison, AR

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about FES Dot Shank Snaffle:

          I bought this bit because my trainer said I needed to get one for my mare, as she was riding very well in it. I am happy with the quality and performace of the bit as well as the fact my mare loves it! I was a little shocked when it came in the mail, as one side of the mouthpiece is "off". One side is longer than the other in the horses mouth. I called my trainer to have her be sure hers was like that as well, and it was, so that convinced me that it was supposed to be that way and I did not just get one that was not made right. It worked beautifully for my mare and is a nice looking bit for everyday use.


          Excellent product for the price

          By Deb

          from La Porte, IN

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about FES Dot Shank Snaffle:

          We ordered this because our trainer recommended we get this type of bit. She had to special order the first one from Brazil and it was $125.00. (Couldn't find Greg Darnell bits any more) We needed a second one for another horse and decided to give this a try. Quality is not quite the same, but neither is the price.


          Works like a charm

          By Asher Mae

          from Billings, Montana

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about FES Dot Shank Snaffle:

          This is a pretty good bit for a shank snaffle. It gives the leverage I need to make my horse listen to me but at the same time teaches me not to be so rough because it only needs a bit of pressure to work.

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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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