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Elliptical Cherry Roller
The Elliptical is a 45 mm lozenge, it is stronger than the Control Plate due to it having a smaller surface area. Consequently, a horse using 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 Cherry Rollers roll in the horse’s mouth giving him something to play with and 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 Elliptical creates a pressure point on the tongue due to 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 – however this squeeze on the bars is less than the squeeze created by a single jointed mouthpiece. The Cherry Rollers will increase pressure applied to the bars as the individual rollers will create pressure points on the bars. The smooth surface of these rollers spread pressure evenly over a larger surface area on the bars. These rollers are movable and can act as something the horse can play with, reducing the chances of the bit being held in the horses’ teeth. The Sweet Iron material was chosen as a metal option as it oxidizes. Oxidization encourages salivation and acceptance of the mouthpiece. The double break, Elliptical Cherry Roller, is a broken mouthpiece and will take the shape of the horses mouth.