The Loose Ring allows for immediate release and relief from tongue and bar pressure. The bit is immediately reset to a neutral position in the horse's mouth.
The Ported Barrel was created to relieve pressure on the tongue via the the medium port, which creates space for the tongue. The Barrel joint relieves pressure on the bars by spreading it over a larger area and limiting the nut cracker action of a conventional snaffle.
HBE suggest, best suited for: Horse that travels behind the vertical and may also demonstrate signs of tongue pressure (see below image for examples). Great for turning as has independent side movement
Fitting the Bomber Bit
The bit should be fitted in your horse?s mouth with the size (as you look at the horse) the correct way up for you to read and on your right-hand side.
We recommend that you have the bit so the horse just has ? to one lip wrinkle at the corner of the mouth. This might have to be altered if the horse has large canines.
When fitting a bit with a fixed cheek e.g an eggbutt we recommend that the lip should sit flush with the butt to ensure a snug but not tight fit. When fitting a loose ring (pictured below) we like to see a bit of clearance either side of approx. 3-4mm to make sure the lips will not get pinched. ?