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Elliptical Lock Up
The Elliptical Lock Up removes the nut cracker action or pinch of the conventional three piece, meaning less pressure on the bars. The Elliptical Lock Up is therefore a softer option, than a conventional Elliptical, although stronger than a control plate.
Recommended by Bomber for tongue sensitive horses. This would be recommended for horses lifting, poking or flicking their heads.
The Elliptical Lock Up 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 semi-broken mouthpiece, it will hinder creating a squeeze on the bars – the extra piece of metal that has been added prevents the mouthpiece from folding backwards therefore creating little, to no squeeze on the bars. The Elliptical Lock Up is available in Sweet Iron and Titanium. The Sweet Iron material was chosen as a metal option as it oxidizes. Oxidization encourages salivation and acceptance of the mouthpiece. The Titanium material was designed as an alternative metal option to sweet iron, this metal was specifically chosen due to its hypoallergenic nature. The semi-broken, Elliptical Lock Up, has limited movement.