Sofia's mouthpiece is a durable and comfortable, lightweight high ported Weymouth bit in the fantastic material - titanium. The port is bent forward directly over the tongue. There is a big difference to have the bend tilted forward instead of upwards. When it is tilted forward, it will give the tongue freedom when it is placed inside the mouth. It also will give the bridoon more space.
When the reins are taken and the horse seeks the connection towards the bit, we want the tongue to take most of the pressure and not the bars. When the curb rein is pulled, the shank of the bit rotates back towards the chest of the horse, the mouthpiece is pushed forward against the tongue. The chain is important to divide the pressure between the mouth-poll and chin. A port upwards will instead highly increase the pressure on the bars and most likely create friction wounds on a sensitive horse.
Hooks and chain are included. 14mm, 12mm over the tongue. 50mm short shank. Completion approved!
If you would describe your horse as something with the following;
- Sensitive for tongue pressure
- Hard to relax with a double bridle
- Need more freedom for the bridoon.
- Have a smaller mouth
- Have a horse that easily gets wounds on the bars/mouth corners.
- Falls behind with other Weymouth