My horse is extremely sensitive and fussy, and I've had her in a lozenge link snaffle for nearly 5 years. She has always been just a little bit unhappy with it, but it was the snaffle she liked the best out of all the ones I'd tried. She's always had a few minor niggling training issues that I didn't know how to fix - the big one was lugging on the left rein - and this bit has fixed all of them.
The Loose Ring allows for immediate release and relief from tongue and bar pressure. The bit is immediately reset to a neutral position in the horse's mouth.
The Happy Tongue is a solid mouth piece. It is curved and ported to give tongue relief. The Happy Tongue would be a good place to start if your horse is:
- Shaking its head
- Sticking its tongue out
- Sucking its tongue back and as a result making an intermittent coughing noise
- Trying to put its tongue over the bit
- Going behind the bit to avoid the contact
- Snatching the reins forward and down
The rider will know immediately if this is the correct bit, as a horse with a sensitive tongue will finally begin to work into, and accept the contact.
Had my first ride with this bit last week and my horse took to it very well. He was happy to take up the contact confidently.
We purchased this bit for a young gelding that has just been broken in and is very soft in the mouth. He has accepted the bit very well and we are extremely pleased with the result.
I have a young warmblood gelding that is now happily accepting the bridle being put on, lovely stretching to the contact and we can actually halt without having to give a tug on the neckstrap to avoid the heavy in the hands feeling.
really happy with it
I'm yet to put a horse in this bit who doesn't love it! Immediately stopped head shaking, excessive chewing, and bridle lameness in both my horses, and a friend who is currently trying one of mine out!! I highly recommend this bit to everyone!
Bought the bomber loose ring happy tongue bit for my horse fits great in my horses mouth, loved that it came super fast in the mail n that you guys kept updating me when it was due to arrive great customer service Thank you guys for your help and ill be definitely purchasing more bits off you guys :)
What fantastic service from Bit Bank ! I purchased the Happy Tongue loose ring by Bombers and my horse just loved it ! so relaxed wearing it .. loved the email regarding fitting and the compostaple satchel ! Great service .. highly recommended
I am really loving the happy tongue range! I have a super soft and fussy arab x and this is the only bit she works into without pulling faces and sucking her tongue back into her head! I am also finding my other less fussy horses love it too! Hence why i am adding another one to my collection!
Beautifully made bit.
I purchased this bit for my mare. She wasn't showing all of the signs this bit is aimed towards, but as she was unhappy in the classic double jointed snaffle I thought this would be a good one to try. Needless to say I am thrilled with the results. She used to be very inconsistent into the contact and often threw her head up and came behind the leg. With this bit she is much steadier and happy to work into a contact, and is also much more inclined to stretch down. No more opening of the mouth or trying to run through the bridle. Very happy with the results this bit has given us.
A wonderful gentle bit for a very sensitive horse. The design is easily appreciated by my horse who is extremely sensitive to the bit. Finding a bit that is dressage legal in this design has been a nightmare, however bit bank to the rescue has made it possible! A happy horse indeed!, thank you bitbank.
I bought this bit a few months ago and when I first tried it on my 16.2hh WB/ASH mare she was even heavier and more resistant than on her double jointed snaffle. She was always sliding her tongue up and opening her jaw. I put it aside, and turned her out for a month. Tried her on it again and the improvement in her is fabulous.I have been riding her for the last 10 days in the BLRHT and she is relaxed, and quite light. I think it is worth persisting for more than one or two rides when trying out a new bit.
From the first ride in the bomber happy tongue my mare completely stopped Shaking her head when given a loose rein Sticking her tongue out Sucking her tongue back Trying to put her tongue over the bit Amazing!