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Control Plate Corkscrew
“The Bombers Control Plate is set at 45° to follow the contour of the horses tongue. Consequently, a horse who uses his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and therefore taking control, will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.
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 Control Plate Corkscrew creates a pressure on the tongue. The plate is angled at 45 degrees to sit flat on the horses tongue, due to the wide center component, pressure is spread over a large 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 due to the Corkscrew.