The snaffle bit is intended to be used for teaching, controlling, reinforcing, and refining lateral flexion and is a great tool to use for your Porcupine Game when riding. It is to be used mainly with a sideways pull for lateral flexion. It’s thin to discourage leaning, designed for control and to be used with one rein at a time.
Horses enjoy the taste of sweet iron with copper inlay. It is a bit to be used mainly with a sideways pull for lateral flexion. It is not the type of bit you pull on with both hands at the same time. Whenever you use a snaffle bit, use one active rein at a time, either directly or indirectly, or, use two supporting reins at one time to hold a conversation with your horse about stopping or yielding back. The latter is a matter of holding the reins, not pulling on them to stop the horse.
Slobber straps add weight to the reins so as you pick them up, the horse feels it before you make contact with his mouth.