After trying a few other bits on my green fussy mouth pony with no success I called Charmae and she suggested the Bombers Pony Eggbutt Happy Tongue and after one ride in this bit my green pony is so much happier. The second ride was even better. From the first ride no more trying to get her tongue over the bit or avoiding contact. Another big plus it is dressage legal as well. Thanks Charmae for your advice.
Bombers Happy Tongue Pony Eggbutt is made for small mouths - a non intrusive port offers comfortable tongue relief for sensitive small mouths. All wrapped up with a neat little 50mm eggbutt ring and in mouthpieces from 10cm to 11.5cm mouthpiece.
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.