HP Relief Loose Ring Bit with Lozenge

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Ideal for horses that like a little play in the rings and for extra sensitivity.

Larger sizes are available with either standard sized rings or small rings—ideal for harness horses.

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.


  • The HP Relief Lozenge is anatomically designed for both comfort and communication and it helps to develop a true contact and higher level of responsiveness.
  • The Lozenge centre eliminates the harsh nutcracker action;
  • Ergonomically designed curve for improved fit and comfort to the horse;
  • Smaller diameter metal to ensure maximum comfort to the horses tongue and palette, and enable the horse to seal its mouth and swallow;
  • The HP Lozenge is ideal horses with thick tongues and low palates that simply don’t have room in their mouths for any bit wider than 12mm. Unfortunately, nearly all bits start at 14mm diameter and are too thick for them.
  • Promote a softer more consistent contact, encouraging the horse to soften through the jaw relaxing and lengthening the neck.;
  • The design also stops the rings from completely opening outwards or inwards, adding stablility and less play than a regular loose ring.

Available in sizes 4" to 7". Ring size is measured to the outside of metal ring, not inside.

For the barrel version of this bit, go here.