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Colin Miles Cherry Roller
The Colin Miles is a great schooling bit with a wide centre piece creating greater tongue pressure and reducing bar pressure. The rings give the horse something to play with and help keep the horses attention on the bit. This particular joint exerts more pressure than the Control Plate or Elliptical.
Recommended schooling bit, the link is wider than the Buster Roller increasing tongue pressure and lessening bar pressure, but not to underestimate that this is a strong mouth piece.
The Cherry Rollers roll in the horse’s mouth reducing the likelihood of the bit being held in the horse’s teeth. They are constructed tightly so there is no chance of pinching. When pulling on the reins, the rollers allow the bit to move along the bars of the horse’s jaws as opposed to rubbing.
The Colin Miles creates pressure across the tongue due to the individual rotating rings as the center component concentrating pressure on a small surface area. Pressure descends onto the bars and due to the mouthpiece being a double break, it will create a squeeze on the bars – this squeeze on the bars is less than the squeeze created by a single jointed mouthpiece but more than most double jointed mouthpieces.
The Cherry Rollers will increase pressure applied to the bars as the individual rollers will create pressure points on the bars. These rollers are movable reduce the chances of the bit being held in the horses’ teeth.
The Colin Miles is available in Sweet Iron. The Sweet Iron material was chosen as a metal option as it oxidizes. Oxidization encourages salivation and acceptance of the mouthpiece. The double break, Colin Miles, is a broken mouthpiece and will take the shape of the horses mouth.