The Nathe Loose Ring Straight Bar Snaffle has been designed for horses with sensitive, fussy or very light mouths. This Nathe bit can also be beneficial for young horses, or to encourage a more sensitive feel when riding.
The nathe material is extremely gentle to the horse's mouth and tongue, and helps to activate salivation and softening to the contact.
Not to be confused with cheaper, plastic mouthpieces, Nathe bits are soft and flexible, but not as bulky as rubber. A flexible steel inner core ensures safety.
The straight bar means that the nutcracker action associated with single jointed bits is eliminated, so pressure is spread evenly over the bars, lips and tongue. The loose rings keep the bit mobile in the horse's mouth, enhancing communication and further encouraging softening to the contact.
The delicate nature of the Nathe material can mean that if chewed by the horse it may result in damage to the nathe mouth or in extreme cases breakage.