Bombers -DC Dressage Happy Tongue Swivel

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Bombers -DC Dressage Happy Tongue Swivel


Bombers DC Dressage Happy Tongue Swivel is designed to release as many pressure points as possible. As a result it creates a safe, comfortable communication.

The reins are attached to the large dee, which swings open independently of the cheekpiece. In addition, the Mouthpiece is fixed to the cheekpiece with a solid surface area to encourage flexion.

The Key Feature of the Cheekpiece is the loose ring which attaches to the bridle which can also rotate, ensuring the poll and cheek area is relieved from rein engagement.

A key difference between this and the DC Morgan Happy tongue is that there are no internal rings on the cheekpiece which make them BD Dressage legal in Europe, please check with EA.



It is a solid mouth piece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief and curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.

Sweet Iron bit in 14mm thickness.

Standard Ring size of 78mm  measured from outside of ring. (Other ring sizes available on request)

The Happy Tongue would be a good place to start if your horse is:

  • Shaking its head
  • Sticking its tongue out
  • Sucking its tongue back and as a result making an intermittent coughing noise
  • Trying to put its tongue over the bit
  • Going behind the bit to avoid the contact
  • Snatching the reins forward and down

The rider will know immediately if this is the correct bit, as a horse with a sensitive tongue will finally begin to work into, and accept the contact.  

NOTE:  This style should sit snug on the horse, so the port does not move sideways. over the tongue and bars of the horses mouth. Please add 5mm in width for the loose ring version compared to the eggbutt which should sit snug.

Please click here for bit fitting instructions: Bombers Bit fitting


Bombers is a well-known South African company that has been designing and manufacturing quality bits, spurs and other equestrian products for over 30 years. The company specialises in providing innovative solutions to the most challenging problems horse riders face, especially when choosing the right bit to help your horse perform at its best.  Bombers now offers bits to suit horses and riders participating in in a wide variety of disciplines like Dressage, Eventing, Show Jumping, Polo, Polocrosse, Cutting and Campdrafting, Pony Showing, Endurance and Icelandic.

Bombers products are made specifically to reflect the company’s core belief that:

Pressure = Resistance = Lack of Control

Basically, this acknowledges that a horse is an animal of flight that will run from, rather than yield to, pressure or pain. As such, the products/tools that achieve the best result in terms of the rider’s goals need to remove pressure or distribute it over a larger, more comfortable surface to encourage the horse to produce a better, more willing performance.

Bombers products are handmade onsite in the company’s South African manufacturing plant, with careful attention to quality and detail. For example, every single component that makes up their spurs and bits is laser cut, formed into shape, welded and ground my hand to achieve the perfect finish. The result is simply … world class — horse products that achieve the kind of results users can’t praise highly enough.

Bombers bits are famous for their striking and beautiful deep blue colour across the mouth piece. This is commonly believed to be an artificial coating; however, it’s the result of heat-treating sweet iron and is meant to gradually fade over time, with no effect on a bit’s performance.  More information is available at




Mouthpieces that incorporate a brass component must be checked before use. Brass is a soft metal and will wear over time.




Please note due to oxidisation the blue will fade with use.