Premier Equine Sweet Iron Loose Ring Mullen Bit
This is the only common snaffle bit that does not have a joint. Instead it has a slight curve and a medium port mouth which creates a mild action by applying pressure evenly across the tongue rather than the more sensitive bars and lips. The absence of a joint means there is no nutcracker or pinching action which makes these bits commonly used on horses with sensitive palates.
Blue sweet iron oxidises easily which creates a warming sensation and a sweet taste in the horse's mouth, helping them to accept the bit. Please note that the blue colour will fade with use, this is normal. The combination of a mild mullen mouthpiece and blue sweet iron material makes this bit ideal for leisure riding or hacking on more sensitive horses. The lack of a joint means this bit will not typically aid in lateral flexion, which is needed for dressage and jumping.