Korsteel Copper/Steel Roller Full Cheek Snaffle Bit Reviews

Korsteel Copper/Steel Roller Full Cheek Snaffle Bit

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Great Training Bit

Jul 5, 2008
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:horses seem to like it, very mild bit, good for breaking and training

Cons:none

The Bottom Line: If you want a good mild bit for breaking or training, or just have a good horse with no need for a strong bit, this is great.


I train horses for hunter/jumper, Western pleasure, trail, and driving. I like to use the mildest bit I can, and this one is about as mild as you can get, save for a rubber-coated bar. It also gives the horse something to play with, with the copper rollers.

The full cheek is great for keeping the bit in the horse's mouth--I have seen D-rings and loose rings pulled through mouths. That won't happen with a full cheek.

This bit puts the pressure from the reins on the sides of the horse's mouth, so you have to use direct reining (one rein in each hand, pulling back or to the side while riding) while using this. It is not a curb action bit, which puts pressure on the horse's poll (top of head), chin (from the curb chain) and roof of the mouth (depending on the curb type).

Snaffle (jointed) bits are the mildest and good for young or green horses. They are also good for lesson horses, as it is harder to hurt a horse with a snaffle than a curb, so there is less chance of a beginner ruining the mouth of a good horse. There is no leverage action, so whatever pressure you use to direct the horse is the same exact pressure the horse feels. (Curb bits act as levers, which amplify your signals, and can hurt a horse if an untrained rider starts jerking on the bit).

I've had good luck with Korsteel bits--no rusting, no chipping, and I have yet to have one pinch the corners of a horse's mouth, even though people have told me that full cheek bits are "bad about that". All Korsteel bits are high quality, easy to clean (I use a toothbrush), and stay shiny through the years. They are easy to find at tack stores and in catalogs (such as State Line Tack). They are moderately priced (usually 20-30 dollars depending on the type of bit).

I haven't had any horses put their tongues over this bit, or chomp down on it and hold, so they must like it. I have had some horses get antsy with other bits, like Kimberwickes, but I haven't had any attitude problems with a copper roller Korsteel.


Recommend this product? Yes


Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Korsteel Copper & Steel Mouth Rollers Eggbutt

Korsteel Copper & Steel Mouth Rollers Eggbutt

Korsteel Copper & Steel Mouth Rollers Eggbutt - Korsteel products are proven performers for all levels of training and competition. Korsteel product...
EquestrianCollections

$23.95

+$7.95 shipping
Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Dee Bit 5

Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Dee Bit 5

Untitled Document Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Dee Bit 5 Valley Vet Supply 32252WTB1416000719 Rolls act as a pacifier while the copper materials h...
eBay

$24.95

+$7.00 shipping
Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Dee Bit    5

Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Dee Bit 5

Rolls act as a pacifier while the copper materials help keep the mouth moist and soft. 5 mouthpiece.
Valley Vet Supply

$24.95

+$7.00 shipping
Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Mouth Cheek Eggbutt Bit Multicolor - 140530

Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Mouth Cheek Eggbutt Bit Multicolor - 140530

Shop for Horse Gear from Hayneedle.com! A unique design and quality materials make the Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Mouth Full Cheek Eggbutt Bit a...
Hayneedle

$27.99

+$9.99 shipping
Korsteel Jointed Copper/ Steel Roller Dee

Korsteel Jointed Copper/ Steel Roller Dee

Rollers act as a pacifier while the copper materials help keep the mouth moist and soft. 5, 5.5. 13mm thick.
SmartPak Equine

$24.95

+$8.95 shipping
Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Mouth Cheek Eggbutt Bit Multicolor - 140530

Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Mouth Cheek Eggbutt Bit Multicolor - 140530

Shop for Horse Gear from Hayneedle.com! A unique design and quality materials make the Korsteel Copper And Steel Roller Mouth Full Cheek Eggbutt Bit a...
Hayneedle

$27.99

+$9.99 shipping
Korsteel Copper Mouth Breaking Bit Full Cheek

Korsteel Copper Mouth Breaking Bit Full Cheek

Product Information: From the original Korsteel. Quality bits made from the finest materials with a complete line of hardware for every discipline. De...
Sears Marketplace
Korsteel Copper Roller Mouth Dee Snaffle Bit

Korsteel Copper Roller Mouth Dee Snaffle Bit

The Korsteel Copper Roller Mouth Dee Snaffle Bit features dee shaped cheek pieces with a double jointed copper roller link.
EquestrianCollections

$23.95

+$7.95 shipping
Korsteel Copper & Steel Full Cheek Eggbutt Snaffle Bit

Korsteel Copper & Steel Full Cheek Eggbutt Snaffle Bit

KORSTEEL COPPER & STEEL FULL CHEEK EGGBUTT SNAFFLE BIT
eBay

$25.52

+$7.05 shipping
Korsteel Copper Mouth Dee Bit 5 Inch

Korsteel Copper Mouth Dee Bit 5 Inch

Korsteel Copper Mouth Dee Bit One of the most basic bits, the Dee Ring Snaffle is a relatively mild snaffle. Whether you are starting a horse, or just...
State Line Tack

$20.49

+$5.99 shipping