The lightweight rubber nylon compound Bombers Blue mouthpiece from Bombers Bits is ported for tongue relief. This reduces tongue pressure, while applying pressure to the bars of the mouth.
This bit may be suitable for horses with large tongues, who find straight bar bits uncomfortable.
Full cheeks can be useful for horses that are unsure of the bit, because the bit doesn't move around so much in the mouth as it would do with loose rings. The fixed nature of the mouthpiece can encourage the horse to stretch into the contact. The full cheeks also help to prevent pinching at the sides of the mouth.
The arms of the full cheeks assist with steering, as pressure is applied to the cheek when a turning aid is given. This can be useful for young horses, or schooling and training purposes. The cheeks also ensure that the mouthpiece remains in a central position and cannot slide through the horse's mouth.
Available in 13cm (approx 5in), 13.5cm (approx 5 1/4in), 14cm (approx 5 1/2in) or 14.5cm (approx 5 3/4in).