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Happy Mouth Jointed Boucher

Happy Mouth
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A favorite with top trainers, Happy Mouth bits are covered with a soft, flexible, yet extremely durable, apple-scented plastic which encourages acceptance and softness. Straight mouth bits have an inner core of twisted wire for more flexibility. The core of the Happy Mouth Jointed Boucher is stainless steel. All cheeks are stainless steel. 5", 5 1/2", 5 3/4". 21mm thickness.

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Available in  5", 5 1/2" & 5 3/4"

21mm
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    "The unique Apple-Scented Mouthpiece encourages horses to accept the bit. Space age polymer provides a gentler bit for a happier horse. Exacting care goes into each bit: All the bit cheeks and rings are made of a top grade stainless ...
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    "Why We Love This The ergonomically formed mouthpiece allows a rapid and balanced effect on the tounge, encouraging the horse to chew. In addition, this bit supports the contact to the corners of the mouth in a very effective way, ...
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    Happy Mouth Jointed Boucher is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed Feelings This is a nice bit and my six year old Fjord mare seems to accept it more willingly than metal. She also doesn't play around with it or chomp as much as she does with metal. If she is having a good day - not feeling moody or frisky - then it is the right bit for her. On days when she is feeling frisky, it just does not have enough stopping power and she blows right through it.
    Date published: 2014-07-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great bit - great price A boucher bit was recommended for my dressage horse and I really wanted to try Happy Mouth. It has really worked well for her - very responsive to it. We were able to transition from a kimberwicke with chain to this one and she shows great poll flexion now.
    Date published: 2013-06-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice bit My warmblood responds nicely to this bit. I feel that the happy mouth is a softer alternative to metal for a young, responsive horse. He is much happier in this bit than he was in a lozenge bit.
    Date published: 2013-02-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A work in progress I ride a young, half-bred draft mare who can be very strong and disrespectful in a snaffle. I switched to a 2-ring elevator bit which has given me the respect, softness and control I needed, but this bit is not permitted in dressage competitions. I have begun to use the jointed boucher bit (which is allowed in competitions) and it definitely has more authority than a snaffle, but not as much as the elevator bit. So I alternate between the elevator and the boucher and slowley the mare is beginning to figure it out and carry herself with more balance and impulsion. I am not disappointed.
    Date published: 2013-02-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Bit! My rescued Paint gelding loooves this bit! He'd been severely mishandled in his past, and ridden way too hard. He's still rather green, and I wanted him to learn that learning can be FUN! He'd been going fairly well in a regular Boucher, but seemed to dislike the metal in his mouth. (I also sometimes ride him in a bitless bridle.) Since his dentition wasn't the issue, I felt that perhaps he would prefer a coated bit over a plain metal one. I decided to try the Happy Mouth Jointed Boucher. After I put it in his mouth for the first time, he actually sucked on it for a few minutes! Now training sessions are so much more enjoyable for both of us. He's more responsive and actually seems to like being ridden! As for durability, the plastic coating has gotten slightly scratched up after several uses, but is still safe to use. Still a great bit at a great price!
    Date published: 2012-09-28
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice bit This bit is fully meeting my expectations. There's nothing exceptional about it ... My horse likes it, it's the right size and nicely priced. I had to order a different size, so I appreciate that SmartPak will accept returns on bits and even sent a shipping label. I didn't use it, but some sellers won't take bits back at all.
    Date published: 2012-06-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second Happy Mouth bit I have had good luck with these bits. They are good looking and affordable. The metal holds up really well, but of course, the plastic parts do get a bit chewed up. But I think that is expected.
    Date published: 2011-08-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy Mouth My horse seems to like these bits. They seem to be easier on the bars.
    Date published: 2011-04-15
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