Why buy a Happy Mouth Elevator Bit?
The happy Mouth Elevator bit, or often referred to as a continental, has a gag action that is well suited to showjumping. The elevator type of bit helps ‘put the horse on his hocks’, which showjumpers need to do, to produce a high quality jump.
This particular happy mouth elevator bit has a shaped ‘mullen mouth’. This is also commonly called a bar or a Pessoa mouth piece, which is what Happy Mouth call it. The mouth piece is made of space age polymer that is apple scented. This encourages the horse to accept the bit. The plastic then provides the horse with a more gentle experience than steel. The mouth piece is also not rigid, but slightly flexible, which makes it a bit kinder. With this mouth piece you wont get any roof rub or pinching of the tongue either.
The gag action, puts pressure on the pol, which encourages the horse to work in a rounder frame, but will also keep the head slightly elevated. This will help produce a good quality canter for your showjumper. The bit will also give you enough control to adjust your horses canter stride.