Filet Leather Bar Standard (Price £108.33 Exc VAT or £130.00 Inc VAT)Product Code 10222
Filet The Filet, also referred to as a Hanging Cheek or Drop Cheek Snaffle, places itself perfectly in the mouth. With rein action the mouthpiece changes its angle and puts pressure on palate and tongue. When a contact is taken the upper arm is angled forwards causing the mouthpiece to lift - thereby suspending it in the mouth and reducing the pressure across the tongue and the bars of the mouth this is often beneficial for cases of over sensitivity. If the horse is going forward into a contact and active behind this will encourage a rounding action and help tremendously with the outline. The shape of the mouthpiece plus the soft transition to the rings prevents any pinching and makes it very stable in the horses mouth.
Leather Bit 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 since 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 choice of bit)
The Action of the Baucher
This causes poll pressure.When a contact is taken the upper arm is angled forwards causing the mouthpiece to lift - thereby suspending it in the mouth and reducing the pressure across the tongue and the bars - this is often beneficial for cases of over sensitivity. Any extension above the mouthpiece causes poll pressure - this in itself has a head lowering action. However, if the horse is going forward into a contact and active behind this will encourage a rounding action and help tremendously with the outline
The form of the mouthpiece, as well as the soft transition to the rings prevent any pinching and make it also very stable in the horses mouth.
With its form and different available ring sizes this bit is especially suited for work with young horses. The smaller the rings, the faster and more direct the influence of the riders hand. The bigger the rings, the softer the influence of the hand.
With different degrees of hardness of the mouthpiece available, this bit can be fitted to almost any horse.
Soft - flexible and pleasant in the mouth by a flexible steel core high security, particularly for sensitive or young horse
Hard/firm - but by the material is very pleasant in the mouth, for very strong or very supporting horses.