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Description and uses of the mullen-mouthed snaffle bit.
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Description and uses of the mullen-mouthed snaffle bit.

The Mullen mouth snaffle has an un-jointed mouthpiece. It is shaped in a very gentle curve and is designed to rest on the bars of the mouth and be cushioned by the tongue.

Mullen-Mouthed Snaffle | © Jayne Wilson

Mullen-Mouthed Snaffle | © Jayne Wilson

This is considered by many riders to be a very gentle bit, but in fact, the constant pressure of the bit on the tongue may be more irritating to the horse than a jointed bit.

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