A snaffle bit is the most common type of bit used while riding horses. It consists of a bit mouthpiece with a ring on either side and acts with direct pressure.
A hollow mouth is significantly lighter than a solid bit. The single action of this bit gives more of a nutcracker action and the sides aid in steering. Can be used in most disciplines.
Single jointed snaffle with half cheeks. Cheeks aid in steering and prevents the bit from being pulled through the mouth. The single jointed mouthpiece has a nutcracker action. Can be used for general riding.