The innovative Bombers DC Dressage Happy Tongue Swivel bit is designed to release as many pressure points as possible on the horse's head and mouth, creating safe and comfortable communication between horse and rider.
The best-selling Bombers Happy Tongue mouthpiece has a medium port to create space for the horse's tongue, relieving tongue pressure and promoting relaxation.
The reins are attached to the large dee ring, which swings open independently of the cheekpiece. The loose ring that attaches to the bridle can also rotate, thus relieving rein engagement from the poll and cheek area.
In addition, the mouthpiece is fixed to the sides with a solid surface area to encourage flexion and enhance steering aids.
This bit is often suitable for horses with sensitive or large tongues. Signs of sensitivity include the horse shaking his head when bit pressure is applied, putting the tongue out of the side of the mouth or putting the tongue over the bit.
The blue sweet iron mouthpiece promotes salivation and acceptance of the bit. The material oxidises easily, warming up quickly in the horse's mouth and producing a sweet taste.
This style of the Bombers DC bit is BD dressage legal
The Happy Tongue is a solid mouth piece. It is curved and ported to give tongue relief. The Happy Tongue would be a good place to start if your horse is:
- Shaking its head
- Sticking its tongue out
- Sucking its tongue back and as a result making an intermittent coughing noise
- Trying to put its tongue over the bit
- Going behind the bit to avoid the contact
- Snatching the reins forward and down
The rider will know immediately if this is the correct bit, as a horse with a sensitive tongue will finally begin to work into, and accept the contact. Changing the cheekpieces would then allow the rider to adjust the level of control.
|Drop Cheek Happy Tongue|
|Breed||Mouth Width?1 4||Bit Adjustment?2||Bit Width?3 4|
|Arab||115 mm (4?")||0 mm + 0 mm||?115 mm (4?")|
|Austrailian Stock Horse||120 mm (4?")||?120 mm (4?")|
|American Quarter Horse||120 mm (4?")||?120 mm (4?")|
|Thoroughbred (15h-15.3h)||120 mm (4?")||?120 mm (4?")|
|Thoroughbred (16h+)||125 mm (5")||?125 mm (5")|
|Warmblood||125 mm (5")||?125 mm (5")|
|Large Warmblood||130 mm (5?")||?130 mm (5?")|
|Other||MMS||?MMS + 0 mm|
|1||The measured width of a horse's mouth (from corner to corner with no wrinkles) rounded up to the nearest 5mm. These are typical values for the breed. MMS = Measured Mouth Size.?Click here for more information on measuring your horse's mouth|
|2||Factors to be added to the measured width of a horse's mouth to ensure the bit width is calculated correctly. This varies depending on the mouthpiece and cheekpiece of the bit. Fixed cheek pieces do not require any additional width to be added to the measured width of the horse's mouth. A fixed mouth piece does not require any additional width to be added to the measured width of the horse's mouth.|
|3||The width of the bit for a optimal fit, taking into account its components and the width of the horse's mouth. If calculating a bit width based upon a previously purchased Bomber bit, please make sure all relevant adjustments for differences in cheek and mouth pieces are adhered too.|
|4||Measurements in inches are approximate.|