The Happy Tongue is by far the most successful Bombers Bits Design.
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.
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.
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. The eggbutt provides much needed stability to the inconsistent horse.
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.
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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.
SOFT METAL - 5 YEAR GUARANTEE
Mouthpieces that incorporate a brass component must be checked before use. Brass is a soft metal and will wear over time.
OUR BITS SHOULD BE WASHED AND WIPED AFTER USE. IF IT HAS BEEN OUT OF USE FOR SOME TIME, YOU MAY REQUIRE A KITCHEN SCOURER.
Please note due to oxidisation the blue will fade with use.