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Control Plate Petros
“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 Petros mouthpieces rotate preventing the horse taking hold of the bit. Often good for a horse that leans or tries to take hold of the bit.
The Control Plate Petros 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 – however this squeeze on the bars is less than the squeeze created by a single jointed mouthpiece.
The Petros prevents the horse from being able to hold onto the mouthpiece. It is a softer option than cherry rollers as the surface area is smooth. As the horse tries to grab the bit, the rollers will roll, preventing the horse from getting a purchase on the bit.
The Control Plate Petros 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.