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Snaffle Cherry Roller Lock Up
The Lock Up snaffle removes the nut cracker action of the conventional snaffle, meaning it will bear less pressure on the horse’s bars. The Lock Up is therefore a softer option, than a conventional snaffle, although it still applies tongue and bar pressure when the reins are taken up.
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 Snaffle Cherry Roller Lock Up creates a pressure point on the tongue due to the link concentrating pressure on a small surface area, this pressure point is less sharp than a general snaffle as we have designed our snaffle with an offset link, creating a less obvious pressure point. Pressure descends onto the bars. The lock prevents any squeezing pressure from being applied to the bars. The Cherry Rollers will increase pressure applied to the bars as the individual rollers will create pressure points on the bars. The smooth surface of these rollers spread pressure evenly over a larger surface area on the bars. These rollers are movable and can act as something the horse can play with, reducing the chances of the bit being held in the horses’ teeth. The Sweet Iron material was chosen as a metal option as it oxidizes. Oxidization encourages salivation and acceptance of the mouthpiece. The single break, Snaffle Cherry Roller Lock Up, is a semi-broken mouthpiece.
The Cherry Rollers need a little extra care. They should be washed well after each use to ensure that no food remains between the rollers. After washing, a good shake will help to expel trapped water.