Job Role of the horse
Desired action of the bit
When was the last time you had your horse’s teeth checked by an equine dentist?
This is one of my favourite mouthpieces. Its incredibly soft and flexible which remains that way the whole time the horse is soft in the hand, but the minute the horse starts resisting the contact or pushing against the lozenge, the bars form into a straight bar, and I like the fact it works as a reward system - as soon as the horse softens back into your hand, the bit softens as well and returns back to its flexible state so that there is a constant reward for the horse softening back to you.
Top Tip: For Horses with larger tongues, try the Turtle Tactio Snaffle - it works exactly the same way as the turtle top, except it has been specially engineered to accommodate the larger or more sensitive tounge!
This combination of the hanging cheek and lozenge mouthpiece usually helps the rider to achieve and maintain a rounder and more correct outline. If your horse is constantly resisting, strung out or coming above the bit the usual response to the Baucher is a head lowering action and softer feel through the rein. This design often proves beneficial for the over sensitive mouth. Highly recommended where help is needed for straightness and directional control.
Basically an ergonomically modernised French Link! Except it is a much more comfortable mouthpiece that promotes better performance all round. This lozenge is designed to share the tongue contact area with the adjacent loops to give a smoother feel over the tongue. The double joint allows more flexibility ensuring a clearer and more independent rein aid.