This bit is also known as a Hanging Cheek snaffle. It is named after Francois Baucher – a somewhat controversial 18th Century master of the French classical school of dressage. The top ring attaches to the cheek pieces of the bridle and the larger ring to the reins. This creates a small amount of p..
This snaffle has eggbutt cheeks and a central French link. It is designed to lie in a curve and therefore suits the shape of the horses mouth better than a traditional snaffle. The curve reduces the action on the corners of the horses mouth, the central link removes the nutcracker action of a normal..