This jointed snaffle bit is made of steel. It is a four ring snaffle, these days known as a Wilson snaffle. In some 19th Century texts (The Loriner, Benjamin Latchford), they are called Persian snaffles, I read an article about the introduction of polo to New York which commented on the use of these bits, and how they facilitated fast stopping and turning. Well, they would.... The bit is attached to the bridle by its two inner rings, and the reins attach to the outer rings. When pressure is applied to the reins it will produce a marked "pincer" action on the mouth. The mouthpiece of this example is serrated on all its edges, there is no "milder" side to this bit.
Dimensions : Total length mouthpiece 6¼" (16cm), Rings 2" (5cm) diameter
Ref : Bit373
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