Why buy a Waterford Snaffle bit?
The Waterford Snaffle bit has been around for decades. And this is primarily because it works really well and horses like it. At first glance it may appear to be quite harsh but it moulds really well to the horse’s mouth, creating a nice even pressure. It is moveable in all directions and horses find it difficult to lean or take hold of it, giving the rider good levels of control.
Strong horses seem to accept the Waterford rather than a Pelham or curb-type bit, as its action is broken when the horse goes to set its jaw. The bit is very loose in the horse’s mouth so they seem to mouth more with this bit. There is no nutcracker action, so horse’s don’t lean on it. However it isn’t a harsh bit, so they will go onto it without problems. But equally, it is strong enough to bring them back off the bit without trouble.