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3rd Mar 2007, 08:42 PM
I was just wondering if anyone could explain the difference in action between a loose-ring french link and say a bit like this:
with fixed rings?
4th Mar 2007, 12:33 PM
I think the Eggbutt has less chance of pinching so you can use a tighter fit. There is less movement and sound in the bit I think, I could be wrong, but with my breaker I used an Eggbutt French Link!
5th Mar 2007, 08:08 PM
A loose ring allows more movement in the mouth so can encourage the horse to relax his jaw and salivate, however it can cause pinching if not fitted correctly. An eggbutt will stabilise the bit in the mouth more, and that particular brand, JP, has curved bars which make it more comfortable in the mouth as it 'wraps' around the tongue more, reducing any 'nutcracker' action (although this is more common in a single jointed).
Both are good, just depends on which your horse prefers/goes better in.
5th Mar 2007, 09:17 PM
as previously mentioned, the loose ring allows more movement in the mouth whilst the eggbutt will stabalise the bit more. if you want more mobility in the bit go for a loose ring.
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