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Elliptical Round Twist
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 Round Twist creates more pressure points on the bars making it a stronger bit.
The Elliptical Round Twist 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 twists in the mouthpiece will create pressure points on the tongue that descend onto the bars. The round twist is slightly softer than the square twist as the twists are rounded. This specialisation does apply a great amount of pressure on the tongue and bars as each curve does create an individual pressure point where it lands. The Elliptical Round Twist 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, Elliptical Round Twist, is a broken mouthpiece and will take the shape of the horses mouth.