Ideal for a sensitive horse that is enthusiastic. Can be used with a curb strap to minimise poll pressure and increase chin pressure encourage the horse to work more over the back.
The Ported Barrel Mouth Piece
Design: Curved mouthpiece with upward curve and joined barrel in centre.
Function: Puts downwards pressure on top of bars, does not collapse on the bars and has no tongue pressure. Each side of the mouthpiece moves independently. With a low palate, may exert some palate pressure. Turns into a solid mouthpiece when asking for a stop. Offers tongue relief.
Usage/Solution for: A mild bit, the Ported Barrel mouthpiece works well with the intermediate and finished horse. The independent side movement allows the rider to isolate one side and pick up a shoulder. It is a good bit for a stiff horse with little bend, or the horse which gets behind the bridle.