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This is the Stübben Steeltec 2 in 1 Loose Ring Snaffle. This one is double broken.
The dimensions are :
Widths in cm: 12.5 / 13.5 / 14.0 / 14.5 cm
Widths in inch: 5” / 5 1/4” / 5 1/2” / 5 3/4”
Ring-Ø: 70 mm or 2 3/4"
Thickness: 16 mm

This bit has a sweet copper mouth with stainless steel rings.

Why is it a 2 in 1 Bit ? Because it is 1 Bit with 2 impact levels.

We will explain this further :

1. If you buckle the more angular side of the bit towards the horse’s tongue, the pressure for the horse will be more selectively. The manual guidance of the rider can than be more accurate with quite more effective aids.

2. If you buckle the round side towards the horse’s tongue, the pressure spreads over a larger area. The rounder side of the bit is a good option for sensitive horses.

Switching the sides of the bit from time to time will help to prevent a desensitization of the horse’s mouth.

To help you to see which side is in use : If the sign is visible on the mounting side, the more effective side is in use. If you cannot see the sign from the mounting side, the softer side is in use.

This is also a sweet copper bit. Why choose for a Stübben Steeltec sweet copper bit ?

The horse will accept the bit a lot better than a normal bit because it will feel a pleasant sweet taste of the middle piece in its mouth. Because of that the horse will also be tempted to chew and saliver.

The composition of the bit is also very solid. It is 90 % Copper, 7 % Iron Aluminium without Nickel. The bit therefore has a very high strength.

You will see that your horse will accept the bit and that it will feel good with Stübben Steeltec Sweet Copper.

Why use a double-broken Snaffle ?

A double broken bit is very convenient to use for the rider an for the horse. To start there will be no pressure on the palate and the weight of the snaffle will be distributed on tongue and jaw of your horse.

This has the effect that with a snaffle like this is it easier to ride a horse;

There is no nutcracker effect and for the horse it will be easier to forget mistakes caused by a rider's too strong hand or pulling the reins.

Why choose a Loose Ring Bit ?

The Loose Ring Snaffle has two rings that can slide freely. This way the horse can adjust the position of the bit in its mouth. Because of that the horse will relax its jaw and chew the bit.

When the rider picks up the reins the rings move. That way the bit is always positioned correctly.

In fact this is a very basic bit that is perfect for young horses or inexperienced riders who should always gain experience with it before they try out a more complex snaffle, like a D-ring bit.

Remember that alle Stübben Steeltec bits have no rough edges that could hurt the horse's mouth. They have a long durability because of the materials the snaffles are made of. The bit holes and link pieces stay intact for langer because of the used special processing technology.