Happy Mouth Double Jointed Roller Dee
Great bit, but not for chewers!
My mare has a funy mouth, she can be very dull, put also requires something gentle in her mouth and not a lot of rein contact. I got this bit and she loved it! When I would take the bridle off she wouldn't let go of it.
However, if you have a horse with a busy mouth, aka chewers, I would NOT recommend this bit at all. The plastic is not durable enough and she grabs on and chomps at it, ultimately chewing off piece of plastic or chewing it so badly the bit became sharp in her mouth and she then became bitter about putting the bit in. I literally had to replace the bit every single month, and I wasn't pleased with spending almost $600-700 per year on a bit. I tried my trainer herm sprenger double jointed bit and she loves it. Plenty of salivation and suppleness. I will be purchasing one this week and I know it'll last a VERY long time.
May 11, 2013
Very gentle for sensitive horses
I recently bought a horse that has a very touchy mouth, he also did not like the single jointed snaffle he was currently in and would tilt his head to the outside to avoid contact. In dressage he goes in a Neue Schule double jointed loose ring, so for jumping I thought I would try the happy mouth with a roller to give him something soft and gentle yet with a little stimulation. He loves this bit, he keeps a very soft contact yet I can feel him play with the roller. His mouth is very soft and he really enjoys himself now and his head tilt is completely gone. It is a great bit for those with sensitive mouths.
March 30, 2013
I have two thoroughbred mares, both are very sensitive in the mouth and absolutely love all the happy mouth bits. I use this on the younger one and she really likes it, it helped get her accustomed to the contact and accepting the bit. My only complaint is that she was able to chew through part of the rubber within a couple of months, but overall it is still a good bit.
November 3, 2012
I have had this for about a month. It is cracking. I plan on talking to Smartpak about this.
October 24, 2012
Really great bit for sensitive horse
My horse will not tolerate a metal bit and is sensitive. the straight bar Nathe did not give enough control. This gave enough control with still being gentle. My horse accepts this bit much better than others.
August 20, 2012
Love this bit!
My mare has a sensitive mouth (think rearing up if in too strong of a bit) and she LOVES this bit. Gives me the control without being too much in her mouth!
August 15, 2012