The HP Relief D-Ring Bit with lozenge and hooks for mild leverage. Good for extra control in speed or jumping events. The D-Ring gives directional control and stability in the horses mouth, coupled with the barrel to give independent side action. Optional rein positions so can be used without the leverage action.
Also known as a Wilkie or Bevel bit. All other Wilkie/Bevel bits are loose ring, which means that the bit rises up, putting pressure on the corners of the lips, as well as the poll pressure, when the reins are used. Many horses hate this and like our version better, as the action is precise and the bit remains stable in the mouth.
The HP Relief Oblique Lozenge Collection is an innovative range of bits, designed by John O’Leary of Horseproblems Australia in conjunction with Linda O’Leary, winner of the 'South Australian FEI Dressage Rider' and also 'Dressage Horse of the Year 2015'.
The HP Oblique lozenge does not have the major design flaw of the French Link and other cheap lozenge bits. The French Link and many lozenge bits have two protruding semicircles at 90 degrees to the flat side of the link or lozenge, which put painful pressure points on the mouth when a contact is taken—this often causes evasions. The HP Lozenge is like the Neue Schule bits in that the semicircles lie flat in the same plane as the lozenge, not at 90 degrees to it.
You will not believe the difference that these bits make to your horse’s response to the rein aids—even if you currently ride in a Myler or a lozenge.
Available in 4" to 7".