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French Link Round Twist
The French Link is useful for horses that dislike the ‘nutcracker’ effect. The French Link figure 8 shaped lozenge rests vertically on the horse’s tongue applying harsh pressure but reduces the direct pressure on the outside of the bars of the mouth. This bit is stronger than the Control Plate and the Elliptical.
The Round Twist creates more pressure points on the bars making it a stronger bit.
The French Link Cherry Roller 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. The French Link 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, French Link Cherry Roller, is a broken mouthpiece and will take the shape of the horses mouth.