Half Spoon Lock Up Square Twist


The Half Spoon has only a lower half of a full cheek. The cheek is usually flat or a cylindrical shape, preventing pinching on the sides of the mouth. The bit provides some lateral guiding and is more fixed in the mouth than the Loose Ring.

The Lock Up snaffle removes the nut cracker action of the conventional snaffle, meaning it will bear less pressure on the horse's bars. The Lock Up is therefore a softer option, than a conventional snaffle, although it still applies tongue and bar pressure when the reins are taken up.

The Square Twist will create more pressure points on the mouthpiece which will make it stronger than the Smooth.