Loose Rings

The Loose Ring allows for immediate release and relief from tongue and bar pressure.  The bit is immediately reset to a neutral position in the horse’s mouth.

All our bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it:

  • oxidises easily
  • encourages salivation
  • helps bit acceptance
  • is warm and sweet

Please note the blue will fade with use.


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Bomber Blue Loose Ring

The Bomber Blue is a unique bit which produces amazing results for the majority of horses.  The mouthpiece is ported to give tongue relief.  The material used allows the bit to remain light and it encourages salivation.  It is particularly well suited to horses that object to metal mouth pieces.


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Buster Roller Loose Ring

The Buster Roller link in the middle is shortened to 40mm which increases bar and tongue pressure making the bit sharper than conventional link bits. The increased pressure on the bar will lift the head and the roller will increase pressure on the tongue bringing the chin in.

Best suited for a horse with a low head carriage and which leans on the bit.


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Cherry Roller loose Ring

The Cherry Rollers roll in the horses 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.

Very useful for horses that:

  • Lose sensitivity over time
  • Lose concentration
  • Cross their jaws

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Cherry Roller Spinner Loose Ring

The Spinner sits on top of the horses tongue and prevents the horse putting its tongue over the bit.

The Cherry Rollers roll in the horses 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.

Very useful for horses that:

  • Lose sensitivity over time
  • Lose concentration
  • Cross their jaws

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Colin Miles Loose Ring

The Colin Miles is a great schooling bit with a 55mm centre piece creating greater tongue pressure and reducing bar pressure.  The rings give the horse something to play with and help keep the horses attention on the bit.

This particular joint exerts more pressure than the Control Plate or Elliptical.


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Elliptical Loose Ring

The Elliptical Roller is made of brass or sweet iron, which is designed to heighten the horses awareness of the bit. When the rein is used this mouthpiece wraps across the tongue creating tongue pressure and reducing bar pressure.

Please note appearances may be deceiving, this bit joint is stronger than the Control Plate as pressure is more concentrated on the tongue.


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Happy Tongue Cherry Roller Loose Ring

The Happy Tongue is a solid mouth piece. It is curved and ported to give tongue relief. The Happy Tongue would be a good place to start if your horse is:

  • Shaking its head
  • Sticking its tongue out
  • Sucking its tongue back and as a result making an intermittent coughing noise
  • Trying to put its tongue over the bit
  • Going behind the bit to avoid the contact
  • Snatching the reins forward and down

The rider will know immediately if this is the correct bit, as a horse with a sensitive tongue will finally begin to work into, and accept the contact. Changing the cheekpieces would then allow the rider to adjust the level of control.

The Cherry Rollers roll in the horses 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.

Very useful for horses that:

  • Lose sensitivity over time
  • Lose concentration
  • Cross their jaws

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Happy Tongue Loose Ring

The Happy Tongue is a solid mouth piece. It is curved and ported to give tongue relief.  The Happy Tongue would be a good place to start if your horse is:

  • Shaking its head
  • Sticking its tongue out
  • Sucking its tongue back and as a result making an intermittent coughing noise
  • Trying to put its tongue over the bit
  • Going behind the bit to avoid the contact
  • Snatching the reins forward and down

The rider will know immediately if this is the correct bit, as a horse with a sensitive tongue will finally begin to work into, and accept the contact. Changing the cheekpieces would then allow the rider to adjust the level of control.


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Snaffle Loose Ring

Our Snaffle is a popular bit due to the curved mouthpiece which distributes pressure more evenly over tongue and bars. With the offset centre link it will reduce the nutcraker action and pressure points on the tongue.


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BC45 Loose Ring  Dressage Legal

The Bombers Control Plate is set at 45° to follow the contour of the horses tongue.  Consequently, a horse who uses his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and therefore taking control, will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.


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Buster Roller Petros Loose Ring

The Buster Roller link in the middle is shortened to 40mm which increases bar and tongue pressure making the bit sharper than conventional link bits.

The increased pressure on the bar will lift the head and the roller will increase pressure on the tongue bringing the chin in.  Best suited for a horse with a low head carriage and which leans on the bit.

The Petros mouthpieces rotate preventing the horse taking hold of the bit.  Often good for a horse that leans or tries to take hold of the bit.


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Colin Miles Petros Loose Ring

The Colin Miles is a great schooling bit with a 55mm centre piece creating greater tongue pressure and reducing bar pressure. The rings give the horse something to play with and help keep the horses attention on the bit.

This particular joint exerts more pressure than the Control Plate or Elliptical.

The Petros mouthpieces rotate preventing the horse taking hold of the bit.  Often good for a horse that leans or tries to take hold of the bit.


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Lock Up Loose Ring

The Lock-Up Snaffle removes the nut cracker action of a regular snaffle. It is a good choice for a horse with a sensitive tongue, as it reduces tongue pressure. Our snaffle is designed so that the underneath of the link is smooth, thus eliminating a pressure point on the tongue.  Our bits are also curved so that they fit the shape of the horse’s mouth.


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Spinner Loose Ring

The Spinner sits on top of the horses tongue and prevents the horse putting its tongue over the bit.


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Square Twisted Snaffle Loose Ring

Our Snaffle is a popular bit due to the curved mouthpiece which distributes pressure more evenly over tongue and bars. With the offset centre link it will reduce nutcraker action and pressure points on the tongue.

The Square Twist will create more pressure points on the mouthpiece which will make it stronger than the Round Twist and Smooth.


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Square Twisted Mullen Loose Ring

The Mullen is a strong bit which creates direct pressure on the tongue. Used for a strong older horse and will also bring the head down.

The Square Twist will create more pressure points on the mouthpiece which will make it stronger than the Round Twist and Smooth.


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Twisted Wire Buster Roller Loose Ring

The Buster Roller link in the middle is shortened to 40mm which increases bar and tongue pressure making the bit sharper than conventional link bits. The increased pressure on the bar will lift the head and the roller will increase pressure on the tongue bringing the chin in. Best suited for a horse with a low head carriage and which leans on the bit.

The Round Twist creates more pressure points on the bars making it a stronger bit.


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Waterford Loose Ring

The Waterford bit has many smooth flexible bumps or bubbles, which spreads the pressure over many points making it a light mouthpiece. The greater flexibility discourages a horse from leaning on it.

The Waterford bit is a good choice for a horse that leans, it also promotes mouthing and salivation.

The Waterford is usually worn ¼” – ½” longer than your traditional mouthpiece in order to curl around the lips and maximise the effect.

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