The Tandem US is mostly like the regular Tandem. The only difference is the black flexible plastic nose tube. This more decent look is often used for presenting horses on shows and for sales events. To be used with one set of reins. The pressure is distributed evenly between the horse‘ s nose, lower jaw and poll. More rein action puts more pressure on the bars of the mouth. Suitable for horses that are very sensitive in the mouth, but can’t be ridden with a Hackamore only.
Horses do accept leather bits very well. Virtually every horse likes the feeling of leather in their mouth and react with increased chewing activity and more salivation. The more salivation, the better slides the bit in the mouth what means an increased well being of your horse. The anatomical shape of the mouthpiece adjusts when wet even more perfect to the anatomy of the horses’ mouth. Extremely well suited is our leather mouthpiece for young and highly sensitive horses, disliking all other materials. Even horses that generally dislike bits in their mouth often accept this material and can learn to trust the hand of a gentle rider again. Our mouthpieces are tanned vegetable, stitched by hand and available in two degrees of hardness (soft and hard) and in the width 120,130,140 mm.
Please note our care instructions:
Prior to the first use please soak the mouthpiece thoroughly in cooking oil. Please repeat if the leather seems dry to you. Prior to every use please soak briefly in cold water and rinse after use because saliva can erode the leather quickly.
(Excluded warranty in case of bite marks because of wrong chosen bit)
Soft – very supple and pleasant in the mouth with a flexible steel core giving high security, particularly for sensitive or young horse
Hard/firm - the material is firm and no-flexible whilst very pleasant in the mouth, for very strong or horses that lean. A less cumbersome alternative to Vulcanite.