Bits with a French Link


The French link
A French Link mouthpiece
Types of Bits: snaffle, gag, pelham, curb (including driving bits)
What it is: The mouthpiece has two joints due to a central link. This link is flat, short and has bone-shaped, rounded corners. Some French link snaffles are not flat, but are rounded in the same manner as the rest of the mouthpiece.
Action: One of the mildest mouthpieces, the two joints reduces the nutcracker effect which is found in single-jointed bits, and encourage relaxation. Applies pressure to the lips, tongue, and bars of the mouth.
Materials:
Usually stainless steel, also copper (either just the link or the whole bit).
Use: Commonly seen on snaffles, rather rare in gags, pelhams, or curbs. This is one of the most popular mouthpieces for dressage work. However, it is used in many English-styled disciplines. It is rarely used in the Western-styled disciplines.
SD-118
EGGBUTT FRENCH LINK SNAFFLE BIT

$29.95
Side pieces are stainless steel oval shaped rings 4" high x 3" wide that will not normally pull through the mouth. For a well behaved draft, this is a milder bit than the snaffle. The link softens the nutcracker effect of the snaffle mouth to their tongue.
Sizes:
5 1/2"
DH-109
BUTTERFLY COPPER FRENCH LINK SNAFFLE BIT

$39.95
Sizes: 5 1/2", 6 1/2"
KNS-163
LOOSE RING FRENCH LINK SWEET IRON MOUTH BIT

$29.95
2 3/4" Stainless Steel Loose Rings with Sweet Iron French Link mouth. The Mouth is 18mm at the Loose Ring edge.
Sizes - 6", 6 1/2", 6 3/4"
DH-112
LOOSE RING COPPER FRENCH LINK SNAFFLE BIT

$25.95








The stainless steel loose ring with copper french link uses tongue pressure to encourage the horse to go on the bit. The copper taste of the link is a pleasing taste for the horse. 3" ring
Mouth size with copper link: 5 1/2" & 6"

KNS-192 EGGBUTT SNAFFLE WITH COPPER FRENCH LINK
$35.95

Eggbutt French Link with Copper French Link
Size: 6 1/2"
KNS-801 EGGBUTT SNAFFLE WITH SS FRENCH LINK
$32.95

Eggbutt Snaffle with Stainless Steel French Link
Sizes: 6", 6 1/2"
KNS-610
D-RING SNAFFLE WITH COPPER FRENCH LINK

$32.95








The D-Ring is 3 5/8" top to bottom and 3" across. The copper link is 1 7/8" long.

Sizes: 6", 6 1/2"
KNS-280 HANGING CHEEK JOINTED MOUTH WITH FRENCH LINK
$34.95

Hanging Cheek Snaffle with French link
Sizes: 6", 6 1/2"
SD-129
HANGING CHEEK with FRENCH LINK Snaffle

$34.95
This stainless steel Hanging Cheek French Link Snaffle tends to apply slight poll pressure in addition to the lips, tongue and bars. This encourages a lower head carriage. A milder bit than the single jointed Hanging Cheek snaffle. 4" Cheek piece with 2 3/4" larger ring,and 1" smaller ring
Sizes: 5 1/2", 6, 6 3/4", 7, 7 1/4"
KNS-123

Full Cheek Snaffle with French Link

$39.95

Stainless steel Full Cheek French Link Snaffle

Sizes: 5 1/2", 5 3/4", 6", and 6 1/2"

Size