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A horse shaking its head when bit pressure is applied or trying to put its tongue over the bit are classic signs the horse has a sensitive tongue. With this in mind the McHardy was created, it has a medium port creating space for the tongue, relieving pressure. The Buster Roller in the middle increases bar pressure and as a result extends the head and brings the nose in giving more control.
The McHardy offers some tongue relief due to the medium sized port. The center component is a smooth, rotating roller that creates a constant, even pressure point on the tongue. The roller will keep the horses attention on the bit. 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 McHardy is available in Titanium. The Titanium material was designed as an alternative metal option to sweet iron, this metal was specifically chosen due to its hypoallergenic nature. The double break, McHardy , is a flexible mouthpiece and will take the shape of the horses mouth.