Zilco French Link Full Cheek Snaffle
123526Regular price £28.99 Save £0.00
The Zilco French link snaffle has a plate which lies flat on the tongue and stops the "nutcracker" action of the snaffle. The full cheeks improve lateral control.
5" with 15mm thick mouthpiece and 165mm cheek length
About this bit
Category of Bit: Snaffle
Action: The French Link is a small flat, peanut-shaped link in the center of the mouthpiece. The french link doesn't have the nutcracker action of a single jointed snaffle and therefore may be a good choice for horses with a low palate. Instead, the mouthpiece lays flat across the tongue. Obviously, there is a lot more mobility within the mouthpiece, and so, some horses that may get "set" in a single jointed or mullen-mouthed bit, may go lighter and lean on the bit less in the French Link.
It should be noted that horses with large or sensitive tongues may not like the french link snaffle because of the close contact of the bit with the tongue. The cheek pieces can be helpful in refining the turning aids and for preventing the bit from being pulled through the mouth
Advantages: This bit is advantageous with horses with a low palate and it improves lateral control so is beneficial in young horses or those inclined to lug.