Our Snaffle Kimblewick mouthpiece is popular due to the curved mouthpiece which distributes pressure more evenly over tongue and bars.
With the offset centre link it will reduce nutcracker action and pressure points on the tongue.
As with the Pelham, the action of the Kimblewick is dependent upon the position of the riders’ hands.
If the hands are lowered prior to pressure being applied to the reins, the rein will slide about an inch and the bit will assume roughly a 45° angle in the mouth. Causing the mouthpiece to act in a downward and backward motion on the lower jaw. As a result, this is complemented by a downward pressure on the poll, giving the bit a lowering action.
Additionally, all our bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it:
- oxidises easily
- encourages salivation
- helps bit acceptance
- is warm and sweet
Please note the blue will fade with use.