Stockman Happy Tongue

Key Features

The Stockman is a leverage bit, meaning that it multiplies the pressure applied by the rider.

The shorter the shank:

  • the more force is needed on the reins to provide a given amount of pressure on the mouth.
  • the bits only need to rotate a short distance before applying pressure on the horse’s mouth
  • the horse has less warning in a short shanked bit.

The curved shank is conducive to a nose-out head position when working.

The Happy Tongue is a solid mouthpiece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief. The standard Happy Tongue is curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.

Cheekpiece

The standard size Stockman has 2 length shanks. The longer shank allows for more hand movement and slows the leveraging of the pressure points. Supplied with a nylon back strap.

Mouthpiece

This is by far our most successful design  –  we recommend for all young horses and those that show tongue sensitive signs. The 4 available ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide.The Happy Tongue is also available as a straight mouthpiece which is slightly stronger.

$165.00

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Key Features

The Stockman is a leverage bit, meaning that it multiplies the pressure applied by the rider.

The shorter the shank:

  • the more force is needed on the reins to provide a given amount of pressure on the mouth.
  • the bits only need to rotate a short distance before applying pressure on the horse’s mouth
  • the horse has less warning in a short shanked bit.

The curved shank is conducive to a nose-out head position when working.

The Happy Tongue is a solid mouthpiece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief. The standard Happy Tongue is curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.

Cheekpiece

The standard size Stockman has 2 length shanks. The longer shank allows for more hand movement and slows the leveraging of the pressure points. Supplied with a nylon back strap.

Mouthpiece

This is by far our most successful design  –  we recommend for all young horses and those that show tongue sensitive signs. The 4 available ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide.The Happy Tongue is also available as a straight mouthpiece which is slightly stronger.