Sprenger MAX-Control Loose Ring Snaffle 16mm 40710


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Sprenger Max-Control Loose Ring Snaffle, model 40710

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Mouthpiece diameter is 16mm, a medium thickness suitable for most horses.

This is a double-jointed bit, with a lozenge centre which, at first glance, looks like any other double-jointed loose ring snaffle. However, the ingenious design of the bit enables it to lock at the joints and become rigid at certain angles. When the horse is working correctly, the bit lies comfortably in the mouth, but whenever the horse comes against the rider’s hand, or opposes the contact in any way, the more intensive rigid ‘locking’ effect comes into play. Because of this, in addition to their role as everyday bits, the MAX-Control models can rightly be regarded as training, or correctional bits. The training happens in the most ideal way, with the horse discovering for himself that to work correctly is comfortable and to oppose the rider is not. The horse very quickly learns how to release the locking effect by yielding to the contact and remaining soft in the hand. An enormous asset in the training of horses that run through the contact, are ridden in a snaffle but can be strong at times, or are big horses ridden by small lady riders.

This model is manufactured in the following sizes: 40710 105 56 = 4 1/8″, 40710 115 56 = 4 1/2″, 40710 125 56 = 5″, 40710 135 56 = 5 1/4″, 40710 145 56 = 5 3/4″, 40710 155 56 = 6 1/8″.

The ’56’ at the end of each reference number indicates that the bit is made entirely from stainless steel.

This bit is also made with a 12mm diameter mouthpiece, but only in sizes 115, 125, 135. The model number is 40722.

We also have the MAX Control Full Cheek Snaffle and the 3 Type bit, please click on the sub-category ‘Sprenger MAX-Control bits’ to view the different models. Whilst we keep a huge range of Sprenger products, we are always happy to order anything you need; so if you don’t see what you want, please just get in touch.

Additional information

Weight .350 kg
Bit Size

4 1/2" (115mm), 4 1/8" (105mm), 5 1/4" (135mm), 5 3/4" (145mm), 5" (125mm), 6 1/8" (155mm)


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