These O Ring snaffles are a must for any horseman’s tool box. Loose Ring or O Ring snaffles are the most commonly used piece of equipment by horse trainers of all disciplines, for everything from starting colts to softening older performance horses. They work well when used to introduce a horse to a bit for the first time; teach a horse to follow his nose; lateral flexion exercises and training drills; establish proper head set, soften older horses; or teach collection. Classic Equine’s O Ring features a unique four inch ring design. Compared to smaller designs, this offers a side pull like action, applying pressure to the horse’s nose and face. Plus it has a weighted feel for greater sensation during the pick up and release of pressure.