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Barrel 20 Corkscrew
The Barrel joint limits the nut cracker action, which spreads the pressure over a larger area of the tongue and lessens the pressure on the bars.
The Barrel allows for independent action on each rein.
Please note, this bit exerts sharper tongue pressure than the Elliptical due to the Barrel being smaller.
The Corkscrew mouthpiece is grooved to offer extra control over strong horses. The groove in the mouthpiece causes edges that result in pressure points in the horse’s mouth. The edges amplify pressure on the mouth, especially the bars and tongue, and also act on the lips. This offers the rider more control than a smooth mouthpiece, and can help to prevent the horse from leaning.
The Barrel 20 Corkscrew creates pressure on the tongue due to the center component concentrating pressure on a small surface area. The center component is a smooth, rotating barrel that creates an even pressure on the tongue. Pressure descends onto the bars and due to the mouthpiece being a semi-broken mouthpiece, it will hinder creating a squeeze on the bars – the corkscrew will emphasize this squeeze on the bars and apply greater pressure on the bars . The Barrel also allows for independent lateral aids. The Sweet Iron material was chosen as a metal option as it oxidizes. Oxidization encourages salivation and acceptance of the mouthpiece. The semi-broken, Barrel 20 Corkscrew, has limited movement.