Dexter Ring Bit: This bit is a combination of a chifney with a snaffle bit and is most often seen on race horses. It adds some steering and stopping power to especially strong horses.
- The snaffle bit component is usually a standard jointed snaffle and is found in different materials. The ring component is metal and encircles the lower jaw.
- The Dexter ring is linked to the rings of the snaffle.
- The action of the snaffle with the ring adds leverage on the horse’s jaw, increasing a jockey’s steering and stopping power.
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