Informed Designs Hanging Cheek Round Lozenge Snaffle
The Round Lozenge mouthpiece actively encourages a horse to move towards and push his tongue forward to the contact. As the reins are used together the whole mouthpiece is pulled down and around the tongue and lower jaw. As the Round Lozenge is the correct length and the joints are neat and non-invasive, the horse should move forward into the contact. A Hanging Cheek means fastening the cheek of the bridle into the top part of the bit, which sits the bit up in the horse’s mouth and takes some weight off the tongue and onto the bridle. The Hanging Cheek also gives a little more stability to the signals as the mouthpiece is solidly attached to the cheek with no chance of pinching the lips at the corners. As the rein is brought into play the smaller ring, the hanging cheek activates the signal efficiently and you have no play between the mouthpiece and the cheek. You actually get some independent side action because of the smaller ring.
This bit works well with horses and ponies that are uncomfortable with a large joint or joints, or large long plates or lozenges. It also helps horses and ponies that block on one side as you flex or turn, or that need more stability for flexing and turning. Due to the size of this bit, it also works well as a bradoon. This premium, stainless steel bit is currently in stock in the sizes shown above. We do our best to carry a wide variety of styles and sizes. If we don’t have what you need, feel free to contact us, as we will do our best to find whatever bit you need.
Hilary Vernon's Informed Designs: The Hilary Vernon Informed Bitting Collection from Abbey Bits is a subdivision of Abbey of England. This collection of uniquely shaped, thin bits were designed by Hilary Vernon to give optimum fit and comfort and to help prevent several issues, such as pushing the bit and getting the tongue over the bit. These beautifully finished and accurately made bits have also been tested and well received by trainers throughout the Southeast U.S.