A cousin of the loose ring snaffle the Eggbutt snaffle bit has fixed rings which help with the stability of the mouthpiece as well as reducing the risk of pinching. As the rings are fixed to the mouthpiece the position of the mouthpiece is more influenced by the movement and position of the cheek pieces making it less sensitive than a loose ring. The fixed position can be helpful with horses which tend to play with the bit too much.
In this selection, you will find Eggbutt snaffles as well as Full Cheek, D Ring and Baucher snaffles as they all have fixed cheeks even if they have slightly different actions. These bits are available in a massive range of mouthpieces including mullen, single and double-jointed and in a variety of materials from traditional stainless steel to innovative mixed metal compounds.
The Full Cheek snaffle offers more lateral pressure than an Eggbutt as well as preventing the bit being pulled through the mouth if the horse tries to evade the bit.
The D Ring is a compromise between the Eggbutt and the Full cheek giving lateral pressure to aid with turning, but not as much as the Full Cheek Snaffle, whilst removing the danger of the long shanks.
The Baucher snaffle or 'hanging cheek' has a loop and arm extending up from the snaffle ring designed to offer slightly more poll pressure than a traditional snaffle.