Design: A oval shaped ring with fixed attachment of the mouthpiece.
Function: Direct action – applies same amount of rein pressure to the mouth. More direct signal than Loose Ring. Will not pull through the mouth or pinch.
Usage: Used in English and Western.
Options: Hooks are available on Eggbutt Rings. Hooks fix attachment of reins and headstall and allow bit to work like a leverage bit. When reins are pulled upward and backward, mouthpiece rolls downward and backward into the mouth while pulling downward on the poll.
The Low Ported Barrel Narrow (MB 43LP)
Design: Curved mouthpiece with upward and low-ported centre barrel
Function: Rolls downwards onto tongue and bars. No palate pressure. With the 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 turns independantly. offers tongue relief and release when horse relaxes at poll. Less tongue relief than MB 43.
Usage/Solution for: Like the MB 43, the MB 43LP offers a “Comfort Zone” when the horse is relaxed at the poll. With independant side movement, the MB 43LP works well when 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.