Korsteel Sweet Iron French Link Snaffle Bit

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5.5 In

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Product Summary:

Korstee®l Sweet Iron French Link Snaffle Bit
 
Mouth Thickness:   19mm
Cheek or Ring Size:  3"
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
5 In SLT900268 500 141985 9329028209525
5.5 In SLT900268 550 141986 9329028209532

Product Reviews by Customers

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i liked it my horse not so much,
April 12, 2018
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5 months ago
Great everyday bit for a well-trained horse!
This is a great daily bit for an already trained horse, my girl needs a bit stronger still because we are still working on her laziness. However, once she "gets it" I will move out of the Argentine Tom-Thumb snaffle, back to this bit.
December 1, 2016
Good bit!
This is a well made, sturdy bit. It is comfortable and works well for my horse.
June 16, 2015
Perfect for what I needed
My mare prefers sweet iron to stainless steel in a heartbeat. We're getting more relaxed, swingy strides and lots of saliva with this bit. She happily accepts the bit, and sucks on it like a hard candy when I go to take the bridle off.Love that it's curve to the shape of the horse's mouth, the french link break makes a world of difference in how it sits in her mouth, and the thickness of the bit means it's easy on her mouth. Good quality bit especially for the price!
October 1, 2014
great quality
I just got this bit and it is good quality, glad I bought the 5.5 inch for my appy though, the 5 inch would be way too small. I recommend buying rubber bitguards though. I usedthis on her and sheis so far giving to the bit better, I expected her to stop tossing her head so much since I used to have a full cheek snaffle,and people said it helps with head tossing, but so far it hasn't. could be because she's also got arab and thoroughbred in her and she's psycho lol but overall I like it and I think with more time in the bit she will improve.
August 4, 2014
Works wonders!
My 4 year old paint was having issues with the full cheek snaffle he was going in, and was sticking his tongue out over the bit. I thought the sweet iron might help his tongue problem and it did! He's much happier in this bit, and doesn't toss his head up anymore. He's gotten lighter in my hands, and doesn't fight me anymore. I ride several times a week and the bit does have rust(I mean is supposed to) but even after a year and a half, the rust is still not to a point that it needs to be changed out. Very well made bit, and a great price.
December 13, 2012
Quality French Link
I haven't used this bit yet, but it's very nice quality for the price. Very smooth metal, although the mouthpiece is fairly thick where it attaches to the rings, so if you have a horse that has a less roomy mouth, it might not be the best choice. However, the point where it attaches to the rings does not look like it will pinch like many loose ring snaffles do. Like most snaffles, this bit needs to be used with a leather curb strap for safety in case an unintentional hard pull does send it through the mouth. Definitely worth the money and a good bit to have on hand for horses with sensitive mouths.
August 14, 2012
Not so great
I have a Norwegian Fjord that I thought this bit would work well for. I was wrong. This bit pulled through her mouth. The bit was well made and the price was great. It just didn't work well for my horse.
May 24, 2012
Fantastic!
I have been going through several bits trying to find one to fit my gelding. He has a low palate, and a sensitive mouth. I was having such a hard time finding double jointed bit that was thin enough to sit in his mouth comfortably, but thick enough that it wasn't too harsh. This bit was perfect! Great quality, no rough edges, and just the right thickness for him. He is going extremely well in it. I would definitely recommend this bit.
February 1, 2011
Great bit!
I got this bit from a different website, that doesn't offer reviews. I have this in a 4.5" for my Arabian gelding. He goes very well in this bit. I like the sweet iron mouthpiece. Korsteel is a great brand, I highly recommend them!
January 26, 2011
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My husband,Mike likes this bit to start young horses
ILENE K on Mar 9, 2015
I am familiar with this brand and was unable to find this product at the local stores.
Julianne C on Mar 22, 2014
My husband,Mike likes this bit to start young horses
ILENE K on Mar 9, 2015
This bit was recommended by my trainer as the best fit for my horse and I agree.
Christine M on Oct 27, 2014
I am familiar with this brand and was unable to find this product at the local stores.
Julianne C on Mar 22, 2014
I've been wanting to try a French Link snaffle for years, and my young TB has a very sensitive mouth - I am looking forward to this. The reviews lead me to believe that it will be great!
THEA M on Mar 17, 2014
This bit was recommended by my trainer as the best fit for my horse and I agree.
Christine M on Oct 27, 2014
I've been wanting to try a French Link snaffle for years, and my young TB has a very sensitive mouth - I am looking forward to this. The reviews lead me to believe that it will be great!
THEA M on Mar 17, 2014
What is the thickness of this bit? I'm looking for 20-21MM.

Thank you,

Patricia
Patricia S on Nov 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Patricia, I have this bit and the link is 35mm. It is flat not round. The snaffle is about 65mm at the cheek and approx. 50mm where it attaches to the link. It is a very gentle bit. I hope this is helpful.
Just wondering if this bit needs to be used with a curb strap? Thank you.
A shopper on Oct 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In a western headstall you should use a slobber strap to prevent the bit from being pulled through the mouth accidentally.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT SIZE BIT TO GET? HE'S ABOUT 16'3 TALL
LISA H on Jan 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Using a piece of twine with a knot tied in one end. Place the string in the horse's mouth with the knot touching the corner of the horse's lips. Do not pull the knot tight into the corner of the horse's mouth - you want it even with the surface of the lips. Grab the string on the opposite side at the corner of the horse's mouth and hold or mark the string at a point even with the outer surface of the lips. The distance between the knot and your mark will be the horse's bit size. Standard horse bit size is 5". A tiny bit loose is better than too tight.

If you are measuring an old bit for use you must consider if there is a joint next to the horse's lips. Loose ring snaffles, for instance, are measured a little bit in from the ring where the mouthpiece starts to narrow to contour to the horse's mouth to keep the moving pieces from pinching the lips.

Typical bit sizes:

Minis - 3 1/2" to 3 3/4"

Small Pony - 4" to 4 1/4"

Medium Pony - 4 1/4" to 4 1/2"

Large Pony - 4 1/2" to 4 3/4"

Horse - 5" to 5 1/4"

Large Horse - 5 1/2" to 5 3/4"

Draft Cross - 6" +