Happy Mouth Double Jointed Roller Full Cheek
love all happy mouth bits but anxious horses can chew them up after the first ride which is awful considering the cost. i use them on every horse i train and will keep them in one as long as they respect them (as in stopping). so many riders have bad hands and these bits mitigate negative effects on the horses mouths making everyone happier hence the truism "happy mouth"!
May 15, 2013
Nice quality, works well on my horse
This is a nice quality bit. I switched from a happy mouth loose ring mullen mouth to this bit and am happy with the results. My horse is very mouthy, smart, and can have a hard time paying attention, so I have a whole arsenal of bits and this is definitely a good one to have around.
I saw some complaints about it pinching the corners of the mouth - I got a 5.5", he usually wears a 5.5", and this is plenty big with no pinching.
April 24, 2013
Finally found a bit my gelding loves!
I bought a horse that was 11 yrs old with a very hard mouth, and I have been working with him and getting him to accept bit pressure and not until now does he actually accept the bit. I have used all types of snaffles trying to get him to accept the bit and he seems to really like this bit. He is not evading the pressure from it and seems much more relaxed. This is the only bit I will use from now on. The plastic over the bit seems to be much easier on his mouth also. Great purchase!
October 9, 2012
Seems happy with Happy Mouth!
My mare needs a full cheek and I like the French-link type snaffle, so gave this a try. She seems happy with it. The apple scent is a funny thing, I think for us not them. But she did give it a thorough sniff before first use!
March 22, 2012
Awesome Change in my mare
I spent years fighting with my mare. She fought every bit that I have used till this one. She is so quiet and willing now. Although she does still occasionally get irritated, she is a 100 times with this bit. A Happy Mouth will stay in my bit collection. Wish I would have tried one years ago.
February 26, 2012
Could be better
This bit pinched my horse's mouth. I suggest using a bit guard with this. I returned the bit anyways as I don't want to bother with a bit guard. Also, I have heard about the plastic becoming sharp as the horse chews on the bit. If your horse is a constant chewer like mine, I would not recommend this.
January 2, 2012