Loose Ring Fulmer Snaffle
Fulmer cheek applies a tiny bit of poll pressure when the rein aid is applied, and prevents the bit from being dragged through the mouth
Jointed mouthpiece uses a nutcracker action and contact with the roof of the horses mouth
Can be used in dressage competitions
Helps steering with green horses
Bit strength: fairly mild
The Fulmer jointed snaffle is similar to the full cheek, but with loose rings outside the cheeks to retain the communication found with a loose ring bit. The fulmer cheek also prevents the bit from being able dragged through the horses mouth. This Fulmer snaffle has jointed mouthpiece that acts like a nutcracker on the bars, and will often contact with the horses palate. Fulmer cheek bits are often used on young horses to aid steering, as the cheek gives a more positive action against the cheek when the rider asks for a turn. Fulmer and full cheek snaffles should be used with fulmer loops which secure the top of the bit to the cheekpieces to prevent the bit from rotating and leaving the cheeks pointing out which could pose a hazard. By securing the cheek, it also allows a very small amount of poll pressure to come into play, helping to encourage a lower outline.