Tom Thumb Happy Tongue

Key Features

The Tom Thumb is similar to the Ring bits or Dutch Gags and introduces poll pressure as well creating leverage on the mouthpiece. The main difference however is that instead of the additional rings at the bottom it has an extended shank with a ring on the end, this shank is bent and set to run at 45°. The effect this has is to ease up the poll pressure and leverage on the mouthpiece.

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

Have a look at the Taylor Tom Thumb cheekpiece, it has a wider diameter than the standard Tom Thumb. 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.

$117.00

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Key Features

The Tom Thumb is similar to the Ring bits or Dutch Gags and introduces poll pressure as well creating leverage on the mouthpiece. The main difference however is that instead of the additional rings at the bottom it has an extended shank with a ring on the end, this shank is bent and set to run at 45°. The effect this has is to ease up the poll pressure and leverage on the mouthpiece.

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

Have a look at the Taylor Tom Thumb cheekpiece, it has a wider diameter than the standard Tom Thumb. 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.