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HS Relief Bit - O Ring

HS Relief Bit - O Ring

These bits take away the 'Nutcracker' action of the single jointed bit and replace it with a much kinder action. The pressure is evenly spread across the bars and the tongue as the bit folds around the mouth.

The rings are smaller than those of other bits to prevent them from rubbing the outside of the face and making it sore.

The mouthpiece has also been re-designed with more curve, to give a better shape to fit the horse's mouth properly, reducing the bar pressure even further and preventing bit 'Slide'.

The mouthpiece has the optimum 10mm. diameter - narrower than a Myler - to ensure the horse's tongue and palate are not impinged by the bit and that the horse can seal his mouth and swallow. Try it yourself - it is very difficult to swallow unless your lips form a seal on your mouth. Wide bits prevent this..

There are no 'Slots' on these bits. They have the option of a Beval'' design which does not rub on the horse's face the way that 'lumpy' slots can.

The Lip Relief bits have all the benefits of a loose ring action, but totally prevent the trapping and pinching of the lips.

Due to the Anatomical design of these bits, you will probably need a size 1/2" smaller than your normal bit.

Please measure your horse's mouth before ordering.

  • The French Link Myth

    Damage that is done by French Link

    It is usually the tongue which is affected by the pressure of the Central Plate.

    The plate does not lie flat on the tongue, once a contact is taken. In fact, the narrow edge then lies against the tongue, causing extreme pressure. 

    This causes the horse to evade by opening his mouth to take the 'Arms' away from the tongue pressure - 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 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 cannons 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 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.

    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'.

    Lozenge 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 a lozenge, as most of them have the 'Knuckles' in the HORIZONTAL plane, digging into the tongue and palate with rein tension, as they 'Twist' around.

    Knuckle Angle - In the VERTICAL plane so that they lie FLAT against the tongue when a contact is taken.

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