Elevator Plate Snaffle Leather

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The Elevator Plate has the cheekpiece attached to the upper shank and the reins attached to the lower shank. When rein pressure is applied, the bit rotates in the mouth and places pressure on the poll as well as on the lips.

It is a popular showjumping and cross country bit as it offers more control and precision. It has a lifting effect and is especially good for showjumping as you can sit the horse more on its hocks and turn tight.

This bit is more severe than the Elevator Plate Baby due to the longer shanks.

The Leather Snaffle is a lightweight mouthpiece covered in soft, yet extremely hard-wearing, leather. The leather encourages salivation and a softer contact and is especially useful for horses that are particularly sensitive, or even those with allergies to metal.

It is very popular for use on young horses as an introductory bit, getting them used to having something in their mouth without it being too intrusive.

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Elevator Plate Snaffle Leather
Breed Mouth Width 1 4
Bit Adjustment 2 Bit Width 3 4
Arab 115 mm (4½") 0 mm + 10 mm  125 mm (5")
Austrailian Stock Horse 120 mm (4¾")  130 mm (5⅛")
American Quarter Horse 120 mm (4¾")  130 mm (5⅛")
Thoroughbred (15h-15.3h) 120 mm (4¾")  130 mm (5⅛")
Thoroughbred (16h+) 125 mm (5")  135 mm (5¼")
Warmblood 125 mm (5")  135 mm (5¼")
Large Warmblood 130 mm (5⅛")  140 mm (5½")
Other MMS  MMS + 10 mm
Notes:
1 The measured width of a horse's mouth (from corner to corner with no wrinkles) rounded up to the nearest 5mm. These are typical values for the breed. MMS = Measured Mouth Size. Click here for more information on measuring your horse's mouth
2 Factors to be added to the measured width of a horse's mouth to ensure the bit width is calculated correctly. This varies depending on the mouthpiece and cheekpiece of the bit. Fixed cheek pieces do not require any additional width to be added to the measured width of the horse's mouth. Add 10 mm for a single or double break bit. This is to allow the bit to follow the contour of the horse's mouth.
3 The width of the bit for a optimal fit, taking into account its components and the width of the horse's mouth. If calculating a bit width based upon a previously purchased Bomber bit, please make sure all relevant adjustments for differences in cheek and mouth pieces are adhered too.
4 Measurements in inches are approximate.

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