Bit hobbles are used at the bottom of the shanks and attach to the rein rings. For one-handed riding, they help to stabilize longer shanks. They also help to protect the horse’s mouth while roping by preventing the rope from getting between the shanks and catching one side, forcing one shank up and out.
Used on the snaffle bit rings of a western bridle for the purpose of preventing the bit rings from being pulled through the horses mouth.
This popular item is finely plaited flexible rawhide with dark accents is approximately 7 1/2″ long