Features 8" “no-pinch” swivel cheeks and a very flexible 5 1/8" modified correction mouthpiece.
There are so many things this bit is great for its hard to list them. First, the mouthpiece is loaded with give and flex and that makes it a bit with a lot of forgiveness. This means it will help to relax horses that get anxious during training, and provide some buffer for green riders with unsteady or quick hands. Plus it’s a great bit to move to from the Argentine.
As you can see in the video, all those swivels in the mouthpiece also provide the horse with a series of signals that give him several chances to respond before the curb strap engages, and it gives you as the rider a lot of feel too. Since the mouthpiece is so flexy, it's also a great tool to work on lifting shoulders, lateral flexion and anything else you need to do.
Truly an all-around bit for just about any mid-range performance horse.
Leverage Position 2 bits give the classic-necked horse the performance advantages of perfect neck flexion and head position. Mouth Power 2 bits are considered a medium power mouthpiece and are a good match for most horses.
Cheeks feature beautiful hand-engraved German silver overlay on a stainless steel base, and mouthpiece is made from sweet iron with copper roller bars.
Posted by Joseph Lane on 29th Jul 2014
We purchased a mare that had been through some very heavy handed training. She would become very anxious and just go without really thinking when trying to train her. After riding her in this bit for about 3 weeks, she has calmed down and is more willing to try during training without becoming overly anxious. I believe this is due to all the pre-signal built into this bit. I now have a horse that is much more relaxed,responsive and a pleasure to ride.
Thanks Les for this wonderful bit and your instruction/advice!
Posted by Kenn Lacy on 5th Jul 2014
This bit works great. It really helps teaching a horse to neck rein and keep their heads into the turn. The bit is quite a bit heavier than I was expecting, but all the horses I and my friends have tried it on like it real well.