Damage that is done by French Links
With Cobs, it is usually the tongue which is affected by the pressure of the LARGE semicircles, but TB's and other narrow muzzled breeds have finer mouths with the lower jaw bones placed closer together. The French link semicircles are usually very large and can hit the side of the top bars and cause injuries and sores in the mouth. This causes the horse to evade by opening his mouth to take the 'Arms' away from the sore places - so the rider adds a flash or grackle to keep his mouth shut and make him accept the bit.
Imagine if that was in your mouth - no wonder the poor horse won't relax his jaw and stretch down for the bit!
The HP Relief Lozenge is anatomically designed for both comfort and communication and it helps to develop a true contact and higher level of responsiveness.
Ergonomically designed, curved and lozenged, these bits are only 12mm. in diameter, (the same as the NS Verbindend) and much thinner than the NS Tranz Angled Lozenge bits.
They are curved to gently wrap the tongue and lay underneath the upper palate, giving very even and gentle pressure distribution.
The HP Relief Oblique Angled Lozenge Bits are ideal horses with thick tongues and low palates - like many of the Cobs and heavy horses today, who simply don't have room in their mouths for any bit wider than 12mm. Unfortunately, nearly all bits start at 14mm. diameter, including the most expensive brands and are too thick for them.
This creates fussy mouths and tongue evasions. HP Relief Oblique Lozenge bits promote a softer more consistent contact, encouraging the horse to soften through the jaw relaxing and lengthening the neck.
You don't have to spend a fortune to buy a bit that 'works'.
HP Relief mouthpieces are Dressage Legal. You will not believe the difference that these bits make to your horse's response to the rein aids - even if you currently ride in a Myler or a lozenge.
Knuckle and Lozenge Angle
These are in the vertical plane.
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"I have just ridden my 5 yr old Clydesdale in the bit I received from you this morning. Previously in a 6" Sweet iron fulmer which had become too small, I had contacted you by email about changing my bid to the full cheek you also advertised. Absolutely no need! She happily took the Eggbutt bit first time and although initial leaning on it, within half a mile she became so incredibly soft and responsive, listening to the slightest touch. My mare is so willing that I like her to have the best. I believe I have found it.
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