This bit is designed to establish the basics right from the beginning. It promotes mouthing and acceptance. Good for lungeing, longreining and relaxed schooling. A gentle bit with tongue relief that encourages the horse to stretch the topline seeking forward and down into a soft consistent contact.
Acts on: Bars, tongue and lips
Advantages: Warm metal which heats up to blood temperature. Aids bit acceptance and salivation. Nice light weight bit. Lozenge avoids nutcracker action. Mild action which is dressage legal. The loose ring has more movement and play than the fixed cheek
Disadvantages: Tends to be expensive compared to ordinary snaffles, but is very good quality.
Things to watch out for: The loose ring may cause pinching if not fitted correctly.
To improve way of going: Once basics established move on to the Team Up bit for the next stage of training. If heavy on the forehand try the Verbindend,.Some horses may prefer the steadiness of the fixed cheek, such as the eggbutt. To help with steering or prevent the bit being pulled through the mouth try a full cheek. For help with braking issues, try a stronger snaffle or universal.