Happy Tongue Swivel 55 Port
The Happy Tongue Swivel is a Weymouth, designed to be used in conjunction with a Bridoon in the Double Bridle. The Weymouth introduces both curb and poll pressure.
The upper cheeks on our Weymouths are bent slightly outwards to allow room for the horse's cheeks. It also has an oval top ring so the bridle's cheekpiece doesn't interfere with the curb chain. The lower cheeks are 75 mm long.
Supplied with English Curb Chain and hooks.
In this Swivel the mouth piece is not fixed, so that the horse can decide where the mouth piece is most comfortable in its mouth. The port allows for tongue relief and the swiveling action reduces tongue pressure to a minimum. This is also an extremely effective bit for a horse with a low palette.
Mouthpiece Thickness: 14mm
The Straight Port is more upright and similar shape to the Bomber Blue port. The more upright the port, we find the stronger the weymouth and also lifts the horse at the poll.
All Bomber bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it:
- oxidises easily
- encourages salivation
- helps bit acceptance
- is warm and sweet
Please note that due to the oxidisation the blue will fade with use.
Sweet Iron bit in 14mm thickness.
Shanks are 55mm
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 www.bombers.co.za.
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.