HorseChannel’s Online Bit Guide: Dexter Ring Bit


Dexter Ring BitDexter 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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