The HP Relief D-Ring Bit with barrel 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.
Available in 4" to 6", barrel only.
Available with barrel only, and in sizes 4" to 6".
Thank you for making such a quality bit available. My young Ngati Awa type gelding has extremely fleshy cheeks and other bits pinched this tender soft tissue. His sensitive tongue did not tolerate much pressure and other bits impeded his swallow – causing a continuous out-flow of saliva during training. He “tolerated” and accepted other bits but only due to his forgiving nature. This new bit has changed everything. He drops his head and takes it from my hand like a piece of apple. The drooling has ceased. His head carriage is relaxed and signals are direct and discreet. Make no mistake – I spent a fortune on quality bits (including Myler) and I did not have great expectations. This has been a real success.