Bomber Blue Mouth Horse Bits June 9, 2015 08:47
Bomber Blue Mouth Horse Bits
Horses love these bits for several reasons. The mouthpiece has a low port, which provides room for their tongue without interfering with their pallet. The mouth is made of hollow steel core so the bit is light yet strong. It is then covered with Bomber’s signature blue Nylon composite. Horses love the taste of the composite and the material encourages salivation.Currently, these bits are (in North America) considered the new kid on the block. They have been used in South Africa (where they are made) as well as Australia for many years. If you were in Wellington, you would, without a doubt, have spotted a couple of the “Bomber Blue” bits from across the ring. Their signature mouthpiece comes with impossible to miss Tangerine Orange bit guards. On the West Coast, we will slowly start to see these great bits pop up more and more!
Bomber Blue bits have the properties of a light rubber bit with the strength of steel. When chewed on, the blue material will look scratched but it will last and not break down. These bits are very well priced when compared to their competition.
Why we love Bomber Blue bits:
-Ported mouthpiece for tongue relief
-Hollow steel core so bit is light
-Horses like the flavor
-Chewers will scratch the bit but it won’t break down
Mullen (straight bar), Port and Waterford Horse Bits May 11, 2015 07:24
Mullen (straight bar)
The Mullen mouth applies even pressure across the entire tongue as well as to the bars. It is able to do this because it does not collapse in the horse’s mouth. Mullen mouths are often good for horses that back off from your leg. The down side to this bit is that some horses tend to lean on your hand with a Mullen mouth. If your horse is one of them, try using a double jointed bit or a Waterford.
Many people look at ported bits like they are cruel medieval contraptions; this is not the case. Ports allow space for the tongue because it is able to move into the port.
Ported bits take the pressure off the middle of the tongue while still applying pressure to the sides of the tongue and on bars. Ported bits are often good for horses that can’t figure out what to do with their tongue!
Waterford bits (also often called Bubble bit) have several joints through the entire mouthpiece. These bits are very moveable due to the loose flowing joints. What this means to your horse is that there is nothing to lean on and this means they have no choice but lighten up on the bit. This is a good bit for horses that like to lean on your hand. The Waterford forces them to hold themselves, which equals less work for you!