My horse is competing Elem level but has really struggled to give me that last 10% and be happy to work in a completely consistant steady contact. He is quite sensative in his mouth and tends to either drop slightly behind the contact or hover a little too high in his poll and tighten through his back. He needs a stable mouth piece which the baucher style offers and combined with the tranz angle style with the lozenge it takes the pressure off his tongue and bars and seems to make him more comfortable. I have tried at least 6-8 different style bits now and this has been by far the best for him. I finally feel like we have really made progress forward in his traning and getting that illusive 10% ! This bit is very similar to other styles I have tried but he is significantly improved in this one
Does your horse hollow and poke out his nose?
- The Baucher snaffle promotes a round outline, the mouthpiece simultaneously lifts up within the mouth taking pressure off the bars and tongue.
- The fixed cheek style of the Baucher offers the mouthpiece increased stability which can help promote a more consistent contact and outline from the horse, as well as being helpful for riders with slightly unsteady hands.
- Good for shoulder control, to help prevent falling in etc.
- 8022B 14mm mouthpiece, available from 5" to 6" in size. Slightly thinner, lighter mouthpiece than the 8023B Baucher.
*Anita's comments: The Baucher in reality applies little if any poll pressure, though the various marketing materials for the different brands do still promote this bit in terms of applying poll pressure. The main benefit of this bit comes from the stability of the mouthpiece (more so than an eggbutt) rather than the very mild- if there is any at all- poll pressure. This is still a direct action bit, and hence why is it legal for competition as a snaffle, and a bit that does apply leverage such as the 'spanish snaffle' is not.