The Innovative HP Lip Relief Loose Ring Barrel Bit.
It has all the benefits of a loose ring action, without the risk of the lips being pinched at the junction between the mouthpiece and rings
Although the bit is Loose Ring, the action becomes slightly 'Fixed' when the rein contact is taken. This allows the horse to posittion the bit in the mouth where it is most comfortable and KEEPS it there when the rein contact is applied. With normal Loose Ring Bits, the mouthpiece moves when the rein has tension and the horse loses the 'Comfortable' position.
The innovative extended sleeving removes the need for rubber bit guards, which can rub the lips and which most horses find very irritating anyway.
The design also stops the rings from completely opening outwards, preventing pressure form the narrow rings,on a normal loose ring, against the lips and face when using an Open Rein
Greatly assists young horses to understand turning and lateral flexion aids, as the sleeves apply slight pressure during the aid, against the side of the face.