Loop Ring (Wilkie) Jointed Snaffle
The loop ring wilkie style snaffle bit is a very popular bit for ponies in need of extra brakes.
The wilkie snaffle has an action similar to a continental, utilising pressure on the poll and raising the bit in the horses mouth to achieve additional control with resorting to a stronger mouthpiece. The loop ring applies this action but to a milder degree, and with a much neater cheek, which is why it has found such favour for use on ponies that need something more than a snaffle. Some ponies dislike the action of a single joint, especially those with large tongues or small mouths, in which case a french link mouthpiece would be recommended to prevent head tossing. Loop Ring (Wilkie) Jointed Snaffle features: Very popular bit for ponies that need some extra brakes. Similar action to the continental but less so, and without the bulky cheek pieces Bit strength: Moderate