Egg butt snaffle
I recently purchased a french link snaffle, which was classified as a level two, but my horse just wouldn't have it. I set it in his mouth several times (over two dozen) and he is getting to the point of not allowing it in his mouth. I've driven him in it just as many times and rode him in it, but he doesn't respond to it. It's the right width, but it's a lot thinner than an Egg butt snaffle. I can only assume the angle of the bit and the thinness is more than he needs and is causing some discomfort for him. I originally was using an Egg butt snaffle in copper and he seemed to be ok with it, however he would bite the bit to avoid it and this I deduced was related to the width which is 5" and he measures out at 5 1/4, so my best bet would be a 5 1/2".
The french link snaffle I am using now is also causing my horse to toss his head as if he were shaking his head yes very fast, thus telling me it's not for him.
Kind of pricey, but putting in the order.