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Happy Tongue Straight Petros
The Happy Tongue Straight is a solid mouthpiece which is ported to relieve tongue pressure it is straight and not curved. This makes it slightly stronger than the curved Happy Tongue. The Happy Tongue Straight suits a horse with a short mouth/smile.
This is by far our most successful design – we recommend for all young horses and those that show tongue sensitive signs. The narrower ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide.
The Petros mouthpieces rotate preventing the horse taking hold of the bit. Often good for a horse that leans or tries to take hold of the bit.
The Happy Tongue Straight offers optimal tongue relief by spreading pressure across the bars. The Happy Tongue Straight is not curved, therefore it applies slightly more bar pressure than the standard Happy Tongue. The Happy Tongue Straight is a solid mouthpiece and will not create a squeeze on the bars.
The Happy Tongue Straight 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 solid, Happy Tongue, has no movement. The 4 available ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide.
The addition of the Petros to the Happy Tongue Straight mouthpiece stops the horse from being able to hold onto the side of the bit. This can be especially useful in competition where the horse may try to grab the bit under stress, grabbing onto the bit will slow the horse’s response therefore losing precious seconds.