The Fager Elisabeth Weymouth bit is recommended for horses that can be described as the following:
- Sensitivity in the bars and tongue
- Difficulty relaxing in a double bridle
- Conformationally small mouth compared to standard horses
- Prone to cuts and sores on the bars and corners of the mouth
- Falls behind the contact in other Weymouth bits
This mouthpiece is durable yet comfortable, lightweight, and has a low port. Made from TItanium, this bit is extremely lightweight without compromising durability. The mouthpiece is very stable which makes the Elisabeth a perfect choice for a horse who has not used a double bridle before.
Featuring Fager's own Anoblast technique, the bit is a light grey color as a result of the production process; no coloring added. This makes for the highest quality titanium bit on the market!
Combined with Fager's Titanium Bridoon, the set weighs as little as 400g, less than a regular double bridle setup!
The bit's port bends forwards as opposed to upwards, which makes a significant difference in that it allows for more tongue freedom and also creates more room for the Bridoon.
Upon taking up the reins, the horse seeks the connection towards the bit as its position allows the tongue to absorb the majority of the pressure as opposed to the bars. When pulling the curb rein, the shank rotates backwards towards the horse's chest while pushing the mouthpiece forward against the tongue.
The chain is important as it disperses the pressure more evenly between mouth, poll, and chin.
In contrast, a bit with an upwards port would increase bar pressure, likely creating rubbing sores on a sensitive horse.