My horse was sitting heavy in the contact and often behind the vertical, since changing to the happy tongue she has been much more supple and even in the contact - increasing her train-ability and also her scores. Very glad i gave this bit a go! it is a game changer.
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.
The eggbutt provides much needed stability to the inconsistent horse. 65mm ring size