A dee ring snaffle is a cross between an eggbutt snaffle and a fulmer snaffle. It is less bulky than an eggbutt, prevents pinching at the corners of the mouth, and has more control as it has longer cheeks/shanks than an eggbutt. Because of this degree of control and safety, this bit is mostly used in show jumping and racing. Because the dee shanks are longer and straighter than an eggbutts, the bit works more on the sides of the mouth, giving the rider more control with steering, without the bit being able to be pulled through the mouth. The flat, oval plate removes the severe nutcracker action of the snaffle, and encourages the horse to be lighter and lean on the bit less, as there is more mobility in the mouthpiece. The link lies flat against the horse’s tongue and transfers rein pressure more evenly over the bars. The curved mouthpiece creates more room for the tongue, making it more comfortable for the horse.