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The Pivot distributes pressure evenly over all the structures of the mouth, while this avoids pressure points, it does make the Pivot a fairly strong bit. The pressure of the Pivot is slightly softened by being curved and allowing the sides to work independently and therefore allowing the mouthpiece to act on one side of the mouth at a time.
The Pivot applies pressure across the tongue and bars. The Pivot has been shaped to fit the curve of the horses mouth, this curve also allows pressure to be spread over a large surface area. The center is closely linked with an internal pivot that does not interfere with the horses tongue or palate. Pressure descends onto the bars and due to the mouthpiece being a semi-broken mouthpiece, this Pivot link will hinder creating a squeeze on the bars – it also hinders the mouthpiece to fold backwards therefore creating little, to no squeeze on the bars. The Pivot allows for independent lateral aids. The Pivot 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 semi-broken, Pivot, has limited movement.