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Ported Barrel Cherry Roller
The port creates relief for the tongue while the barrel joint relieves pinch on the bars, while still allowing for individual lateral aids.
Bomber’s development which offers tongue relief, recommended for those horses that do not settle with the Happy Tongue.
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 Ported Barrel relives pressure on the tongue due to the medium sized port allowing for space for the tongue. The center component is a smooth, rotating barrel 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, it will hinder creating a squeeze on the bars – the barrel hinders the mouthpiece to fold backwards therefore creating little, to 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 Barrel also allows for independent lateral aids. The Sweet Iron material was chosen as a metal option as it oxidizes. Oxidization encourages salivation and acceptance of the mouthpiece. The semi-broken, Ported Barrel, has limited movement.