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Mullen Cherry Roller
The Mullen is a strong bit which creates direct pressure on the tongue. Used to bring the head down.
Bomber would prefer to offer an alternative where possible. However, we find that some horses respond well to this, particularly the older horse that accepts tongue pressure.
The Cherry Rollers roll in the horse’s mouth giving him something to play with and reducing the likelihood of the bit being held in the horse’s teeth. They are constructed tightly so there is no chance of pinching. When pulling on the reins, the rollers allow the bit to move along the bars of the horse’s jaws as opposed to rubbing.
The Mullen applies pressure across the tongue and bars. Pressure applied to the tongue is direct and constant. The Mullen has been shaped to fit the curve of the horses mouth, this curve also allows pressure to be spread over a large surface area. Due to the mouthpiece being a solid, there will be no squeeze on the bars. The Cherry Rollers will increase pressure applied to the bars as the individual rollers will create pressure points on the bars. The rollers are movable reducing the chances of the bit being held in the horses’ teeth. The Mullen 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 Mullen is not flexible.