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Western D with hooks MB43LP

Western D with hooks MB43LP
Mouth Piece (for the horse)Design: Curved mouthpiece with low-ported center barrel. Function: Rolls downward onto tongue and bars.  No palate pressure.  With tongue pressure before tongue relief, the port encourages relaxing at the poll.  Does not collapse on the bars nor pinch the tongue.  Turns into a solid mouthpiece when asking for a stop.  Each side moves independently.  Offers tongue relief and releases when horse relaxes at poll.  Less tongue relief than MB43. Level: Two-Three Usage/Solution for: Like the MB43, the MB43LP offers a 'comfort zone" when the horse is relaxed at the poll.  With independent side movement, the MB43LP works well for lifting a shoulder, bending, collection and stopping.  It is a good choice for spoiled horses and those needing encouragement to relax at the poll or lift a shoulder. Cheek Piece (for the Rider) Leverage action - when pressure is exerted on the reins, the mouthpiece rolls downward and backward in the mouth and pressure is applied to the poll via the headstall.  When the rein is released, keeps mouthpiece upright, instead of resting on the tongue.  Allows rider to use less pressure than traditional ring bit.  Very encouraging for horse to relax at poll.  Straight side of Dee won't pull through mouth and does not pinch. Please Note:  There may be up to 6 week wait. Myler polished sweet iron naturally oxidises or rusts over time. This is harmless to horses, and in fact further encourages salivation due to its sweet taste. Fitting Bits: 1. Remove drop or flash noseband. With Combinations also remove the Caveson. 2. The bit should sit so that only 1 soft wrinkle appears in the corners of the mouth. 3. There should be about 1/2cm each side of the bit (Not too snug) 4. Bits with Hooks – the reins and cheekpieces of the bridle should pass through the hooks on the outside of the ring so that the leather is not against the face. 5. Attaching curb chains – the curb chains for the bits with hooks sit higher than on a double bridle, Pelham etc. (they sit roughly where the caveson would be). The chain should be initially adjusted so that two fingers can be inserted in the space. Some horses work better if the chain is tighter than this. 6. Combination bits – The noseband of the combination should be adjusted tight enough so that it sits horizontal and will not drop down and affect the breathing. Care should be taken to check this from time to time as the leather will stretch. There should be enough slack so that the noseband will release when the rider gives the hand.
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