A elevator positions the mouthpiece in the middle of the cheekpiece making the purchase and shank equal length. The Elevator Loren purchase and shank are curved slightly backward, allowing for a nose-out head position when working. The Elevator Loren is designed to apply both poll pressure and leverage to the mouth piece; although the curved back shank and purchase helps to reduce some of the leverage that the longer purchase creates. As a fixed cheekpiece, it should be fitted snug to reduce any sliding of the mouthpiece, but therefore also applies the leverage to the mouthpiece very quickly, requiring good hands.
The Happy Tongue is a solid mouthpiece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief. The standard Happy Tongue is curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.
The Elevator Loren has 2 size models, a short and long version. The longer has a greater purchase and shank, creating potentially more leverage on the pressure points while allowing for more hand movement and regulation of the pressure exerted. It is a popular show jumping and cross country bit as it offers more control and precision. It has a lifting effect and is especially good for show jumping as you can sit the horse more on its hocks and turn tight. Supplied with a nylon back strap.
This is by far our most successful design – we recommend for all young horses and those that show tongue sensitive signs. The 4 available ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide.The Happy Tongue is also available as a straight mouthpiece which is slightly stronger.