The locking centre 45mm lozenge and curved mouthpiece of the Elliptical Lock Up Snaffle from Bombers Bits are designed to remove the nutcracker action of a conventional snaffles, so this bit will bear less pressure on the bars of the horse's mouth. The mouthpiece cannot bend beyond a certain point, so it remains in a curve in the mouth. It is designed to help the horse to mouth the bit and comfortably relax his jaw.
Consequently, a horse using his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and therefore taking control, will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.
The blue sweet iron mouthpiece oxidises easily, warming up and creating a sweet taste. This encourages the horse to salivate and gently mouth the bit, accepting and softening to the contact.
The eggbutt cheekpiece prevents pinching of the lips and give a slightly more solid feel against the side of the face. It also prevents the bit being pulled through the mouth. The release is slower and also introduces some poll pressure.
Please note that the blue will fade with use.