FM Bit (Fixed Sided)
Here at Avoca Park we choose the single jointed snaffle with shanks for it’s simplicity.
This bit is named after the legendary, Franz Maringer, hence the FM or alternatively it is also called a Fulmer bit.
We use this bit as it aid’s us in our Education of the Mouth process, with the shanks, it aids in stabilising the bit in the horses mouth and also aids us in teaching the horses lateral (Left and Right) flexibility as it prevents the bit from slipping through the horse’s mouth.
This one is the fixed sided version, and we use this on horses that are less inclined to take the connection of the hand, the stability of the bit with the fixed sides encourages the horse to reach out and connect confidently.
This is a wonderful bit to aid in the connection between you and your horse.