Happy Mouth Pessoa Double Jointed 2-Ring Elevator
Really Nice Bit
My mare accepted this bit, right off the bat. No head tossing, no complaints. I was a tad concerned after one use that I noticed teeth marks, but she hasn't 'chewed' on the bit since. Perhaps because it was new and different she explored it with her teeth, but now freely accepts it. I would definitely try another of their bits, if not get this one again.
September 24, 2012
Between the link and the rings, this bit is really "floppy". By that I mean that the bit can fold completely in on itself. This made me uncomfortable with the sliding rings and the higher potential for pinching his mouth. I think the materials are fine and it was well-made other than the flexibility of it due to the ease with which the joints flex.
February 9, 2012
This bit is Wonderful. My mare likes to fall and get flat but this really helps to keep her up. And she seems to really like that it's a french link. It's super soft on her mouth (at least in my hands), but it Really gets the job done!
January 31, 2012
My horse loves this bit. I am a big fan of the happy mouth bits. Have used egg butt and loose ring on my other horses. I would recommend this bit highly!
August 9, 2011
very happy with this bit
I have been using this bit for about a month or so on my draft cross who tended to get a little "pull-y" sometimes while jumping, especially on x/c. This bit (combined with my more effective riding) seems to have done the trick. He feels like butter in it...very soft, no pulling, no shenanigans. A very gentle bit...just the little extra reminder that we needed.
July 15, 2011
Love this bit!
After borrowing one of these from my trainer for months, I finally bought one of my own. It is kind on my horses mouth while still making my horse realize that my pull is more than a suggestion (especially on his boldest days).
June 11, 2011