It is called a John Patterson or JP snaffle, and they used to cost less than a tenner last time I bought one which was about 8 years ago! *** edited **would you believe you can buy them from Amazon for 9.49!. There are tack shops eg Derby house offering Korsteel ones for 17.99.***
I don't buy them now because I use Neue Schule which are considerably more expensive but are amazing bits.
Neue Schule do a curved snaffle called a Demi Anky and the arms of their trans link snaffle, which has a central lozenge, are also curved and work well for sensitive horses .
The curved arms of the snaffle emliminates the nutcracker action of the single jointed snaffle so the bit does not touch the palate when activated.
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Last edited by Partner; 26th April 2010 at 09:51 PM.