A snaffle is the simplest and most usual type of bit used in horse riding. It consists of a bit mouthpiece with a ring on either side, and acts by applying direct pressure. The general type of bit began to appear in the eighth century BC, but this specific kind is more prevalent in the Achaemenian period. Animal hoof terminals are one of the scarcer types that are known.
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