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The French Link is useful for horses that dislike the ‘nutcracker’ effect. The French Link figure 8 shaped plate rests at an angle on the tongue, this angle allows about half of the plate to apply pressure to the tongue, making it stronger than the Control Plate
The French Link 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 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, is a broken mouthpiece and will take the shape of the horses mouth.