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Smooth D Ring Snaffle Bits

Smooth d ring snaffle bits are the most basic of all bits. This mild bit will help teach lateral movement as well as body suppleness. Excellent for starting young horses or back to basics training.

  • Curb hooks and chains sold separately
  • 5" mouth pieces unless specified
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FES Curved Copper Offset D Ring Snaffle Bit
  • Nice, gentle bit is perfect for starting young horses or inexperienced riders
  • Great for teaching horses to balance themselves and learn suppling exercises
  • Applies pressure to the tongue and the bars when reins are pulled evenly
  • Jointed mouthpiece allows rider to work each side individually to benefit suppling
  • 3" stainless steel offset D rings with a curved copper mouthpiece
  • Copper promotes salivation and increases responsiveness
  • Mouthpiece: 5"
  • Bit diameter: 10mm
$59.99 $39.99
The Smooth Barrel D-Ring is a great bit for horses and riders of all ages and skill levels. A good bit to introduce as a first bit to young horses. Slightly curved smooth mouthpiece alleviates some tongue pressure and allows the horse to swallow freely. Pressure is also applied to the bars of the mouth.

  • Stainless steel
  • Rings: 3”
  • Mouthpiece: 4 ¾”or 5”
  • Bit diameter: 11mm
$34.99 $21.99
FES Rubber D Ring Snaffle Bit
This stainless steel bit has a soft rubber encased mouth piece that is perfect for starting young horses and helping them learn to accept a bit. The thicker rubber mouth applies gentle pressure to tongue and bars, sending signals in a direct way. This single jointed bit has traditional 3 ½” D rings that won’t pull through the mouth while training.

Features include:

  • Outstanding choice for starting young horses and getting them to accept a bit
  • 3 ½” traditional stainless steel D rings
  • Single jointed stainless steel mouth wrapped in soft rubber
  • Applies pressure to the tongue and bars while sending a clear signal
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Bit diameter: 15mm
$39.99 $27.99
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Myler Wide Barrel D Ring Comfort Snaffle Bit
  • Great for the horses with basic skills, learning to bend and flex at the poll
  • Distributes tongue pressure evenly while allowing horse to swallow freely
  • Independent side movement allows rider to work each side separately
  • Stainless steel D Ring cheeks with stainless mouth with copper inlay
  • Copper helps increase salivation and increase sensitivity
  • Curved mouthpiece, 3 ¾” D Rings
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Level:  1
  • Bit diameter:  11mm
  • The perfect bit for starting young horses or for horses with light mouths
  • Slightly curved mouthpiece allows pressure to be applied evenly
  • 3 ½” stainless steel D Rings and stainless mouthpiece with copper inlay
  • Copper promotes salivation and increases sensitivity and responsiveness
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  10mm
$39.99 $24.99
FES Dr. Bristol D Ring Snaffle Bit
This bit has a center link that applies a little more leverage to achieve greater flexion and head position in younger horses or those with sensitive mouths. The center link folds gently across the tongue, lays flat and will not pinch. The double jointed bit has a stainless steel mouth and has larger, 3 ¾” D rings. This bit applies pressure to the tongue and corners of the mouth when reins are engaged.

Features include:

  • Double jointed polished stainless steel mouth and larger D rings
  • Applies pressure to the tongue when direct rein is applied
  • Adds leverage to achieve flexion and head position
  • Distributes pressure evenly and eliminates the nutcracker effect
  • Traditional 3 ¾” D rings
  • Mouth: 5”
  • Center link: 1 ½” x ¾” flat center link
  • Bar diameter: 11mm
$49.99 $34.99
  •  Nice, soft and gentle bit perfect for starting young horses
  • Stainless steel Dees with hook to offer leverage options
  • Stainless steel mouth is encased in molded soft, pliable rubber
  • Puts pressure on the corners of the mouth and tongue
  • Mouthpiece:  5” with 3 1/2" Stainless Steel D Ring
  • Bit diameter:  15mm
  • Curb hooks are not included
$49.99 $34.99
  • Nice, soft and gentle bit perfect for starting young horses, apple flavor
  • Stainless steel Dees and core surrounded by space age polymer
  • Soft and flexible covering is apple scented for easy acceptance
  • Double jointed mouth allows each side to be worked independently
  • Distributes pressure more evenly across the bars and sides of the face
  • Double joint eliminates the nut cracker effect
  • 1 3/4" center swivel link with roller
  • Mouthpiece:  5” with 3 1/2" Stainless steel D Ring
$64.99 $63.99
  • The perfect bit for everyday training, show ring or just out on the trail
  • Two copper rollers on each side help curb nervousness and ease boredom
  • Traditional 3 ½” stainless steel D rings with alternating copper and steel rollers
  • Copper will promote salivation and increase responsiveness
  • 3 ½” stainless steel traditional style D rings
  • Mouthpiece:  5”
  • Bit diameter:  12mm
$39.99 $24.99

With the D Ring Snaffle Bit, it’s back to basics. A snaffle bit is a good first bit for young horses. It’s a mild bit that provides gentle pressure to the tongue and bars. The basic idea is the same with some small design changes between the various styles.

Snaffle Bit Materials and Features

Materials are typically stainless steel while some come with a soft rubber encased mouthpiece. Some D-ring bit models are all stainless steel, while others have a curved copper mouthpiece. There are snaffle bits with copper rollers each side to help nervous horses and minimize boredom. You’ll also find snaffle bits with hooks that provide leverage options. Snaffle bits with copper inlay on the mouthpiece promote salivation and enhance responsiveness and sensitivity.

Snaffle Bits Recommended for Young Horses

Our snaffle bits with rubber mouthpieces and styles that have a curved mouthpiece that reduces the pressure on the tongue for easy swallowing are especially good for horses that are still getting used to having a bit in their mouth. A curved copper offset D-ring snaffle bit is also good for younger horses and inexperienced riders. It’s a helpful bit for teaching horses balance, and the jointed mouthpiece lets the rider individually work each side. There are also snaffle bit styles, such as the FES curved copper inlay D-ring, which evenly applies pressure and is good for young horses and those with light mouths. The double-jointed roller D-ring snaffle bit from Happy Mouth is an especially soft and gentle bit that is made with an apple scented polymer covering.

General Purpose Snaffle Bits for All Levels

Snaffle bits that are appropriate for horses and riders of all experience levels and ages include the FES smooth barrel D-ring bit and the curved copper inlay D-ring snaffle bit with hooks. The Myler wide barrel D-ring comfort bit is recommended for horses with basic still that are learning to bend and flex at the poll. The FES copper and steel roller D-ring style is ideal for the show ring, everyday training or trail riding.