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Happy Mouth Pro King Dee Ring Roller Snaffle Bit

Our Price: $62.95 MSRP: $69.95 - You Save: $7.00
Bit Performance Characteristics

minimal maximum

Leverage

Leverage

The term "leverage" refers to the action of the lever components of a shank cheek piece, which magnifies the pressure of the rider's hands to create additional force on the mouthpiece. This mechanical advantage allows the rider to give a stronger signal with less rein pressure. The amount of force the leverage action creates is determined by the ratio of the shank length to the purchase length. A bit with a shank twice as long as the purchase (or a ratio of 2:1) will apply twice as much force on the mouthpiece than the pressure applied on the rein by the rider's hand. Bits with higher ratios of shank to purchase length maximize use of leverage to create more magnification of the pressure of the rein on the horse's mouth.

Snaffle cheek pieces (loose rings, eggbutts and D-rings) create direct rein action and do not incorporate leverage to increase pressure on the mouthpiece. Riding Warehouse bits are assessed by the amount of leverage incorporated by the design components of each bit.

Palatability

Palatability

Several materials are used in bit construction to increase the palatable qualities of the bit so the horse will more easily accept the bit. Common metals include copper, sweet iron, German silver, and specialized alloys such as Herm Sprenger's AURIGAN® that oxidize when exposed to moisture to release a sweet taste and smell to increase salivation and bit acceptance. Synthetic materials such as rubber and plastic may feature flavors in addition to a softer feel that some horses find more appealing than metals. Riding Warehouse bits are assessed by the amount and type of palatable materials used on the mouthpiece of each bit.

Severity

Severity

Remember: any bit can be harsh in the wrong hands. Riding Warehouse bits are assessed by the combination of structural and functional components of each bit. Certain features are designed to create a more "harsh" feeling pressure for more immediate responses, including twisted mouthpiece bars or correctional center joints. Combined with functional aspects of the cheek piece, specifically the addition of leverage, these structural features can lead to a higher severity rating of the overall bit design.

Disciplines

Disciplines

Let us start by saying that all bits are universal - we've seen riders choose bit styles for their horses based from a variety of different factors, no matter their competitive discipline or general riding style. First and foremost, bit selection should be based on your horse's needs; discipline style selection should be considered secondarily.

The disciplines we feature on our Bit Selection Guide represent the most popular riding styles for which each bit is most commonly used, but don't let that stop you from trying the bit you think your horse needs if your particular discipline is not listed! If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our friendly and knowledgeable customer service team (1.800.620.9145) to discuss your thoughts before making a purchase.

Pressure Points

Pressure Points

Depending on the design and functional components, a bit can create several areas of pressure to initiate a variety of responses. More simple bit styles, such as the loose ring snaffle, can only apply pressure in certain areas of the horse's mouth. Complex bit styles such as combination bits or correctional bits can be adjusted to incorporate several pressure points to achieve the desired response for specific training or riding styles.

Bars

Bars

The bars refer to the bony ridges of the gums in front of the horse's molars where the bit rests in the horse's mouth. Depending on the horse's oral anatomy, these ridges can feel sharp and be very sensitive to bit pressure. Alternatively, some horse's tongues cover this area and prevent the bit from creating uncomfortable pressure on the bars.

Lips

Lips

Any bit style that sits in the horse's mouth will feature joints where the mouthpiece and cheek pieces come together. Most all mouthpieces will create lip pressure by design, and some cheek piece styles may effect lip pressure for various reasons. For example, full cheek bits incorporate more lip pressure to encourage a response.

Nose/Chin

Nose/Chin

The noseband and curb strap are often used simultaneously to create pressure points to achieve the desired response from bit action. Most curb bits, hackamores, and combination bits incorporate various combinations of nose and/or chin pressure to balance the leverage effects of the cheek piece. Creating various points of pressure allows the horse to experience several chances to feel the bit action and provide the desired response from rein pressure.

Palate

Palate

A horse's palate can vary in shape and height and may or may not be affected by different mouthpiece styles. It can be helpful to assess your horse's palate to determine what mouthpiece styles may be best for your horse. Certain ported bits are designed to incorporate palate pressure to achieve immediate response, as the palate is a very sensitive area. As such, bits that create palate pressure should be chosen carefully to prevent excess pain or discomfort. Not all ported bits are designed to create palate pressure, so be sure to read the descriptions carefully to determine which mouthpiece style would best suit your horse and training needs.

Poll

Poll

Many bit styles incorporate poll pressure through the use of a fixed ring (purchase) to attach the headstall or bridle. When the rein pulls back on the cheek piece, the purchase tips forward, pulling the headstall with it and creating pressure at the horse's poll. Traditionally, poll pressure should encourage the horse to lower the head in response, creating less resistance against the bit for more consistent communication through the rein.

Tongue

Tongue

The horse's tongue is thought to be one of the most sensitive areas of the horse's body. Applying pressure to the tongue has proven to be very effective for communicative control of the horse. Jointed mouthpieces are designed to collapse onto the tongue and apply specific pressure to certain areas to initiate a response, whereas mullen mouthpieces (without any joints) apply a general pressure across the entire tongue. Several mullen mouthpieces feature ports that allow for "tongue relief" and are designed to limit pressure applied to the tongue and allow space for swallowing. Ported mouthpieces are generally recommended for more seasoned, responsive horses.

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The classic design of the Happy Mouth Pro King Dee Snaffle Bit is made even more enjoyable for your horse with this 99.9% pure copper roller.  The soft and comfortable mouthpiece is sure to be a hit with your horse, it even features an exclusive apple scent to encourage your horse to readily take the bit.  Traditional dee ring cheek pieces allow for rein action appropriate for nearly any riding discipline!

The ergonomically shaped and curved center-link mouthpiece sits comfortably in the horse's mouth providing gentle, yet effective contact and control without the "nutcracker" effect of traditional single-jointed snaffle mouthpieces.  Made from non-toxic space age plastic, this bit is a great alternative to traditional metal.

Features:

  • Ergonomically Shaped Sweet Copper Mouthpiece Design
  • Rounded Solid Copper Center Link Creates Flexible Movement
  • Long-Lasting Favorable Apple Scent
  • Durable and Non-Toxic Plastic Mouthpieces

 

SizingInchesMillimeters
Mouth Thickness 5/8" 16mm
Ring Width 2 1/2" 63mm
Ring Height 3" 76mm
Copper Roller Width 7/8" 22mm

Copper promotes natural salivation, keeping your horse's mouth supple and responsive to subtle rein cues while also providing a distinctively pleasant taste and smell to encourage rapid bit acceptance and maintain comfort throughout the riding experience.

If you have any further questions regarding all of our bit options and what bit would best suit your horse, feel free to call one of our knowledgeable customer service representatives at 800-620-9145! You can also review our Bit Returns Program here!

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