Are Universal Bits Dressage Legal

The Demi Anky is a very popular dressage set. It can be used as a snaffle or bradoon in conjunction with the Weymouth and usually promotes true constant contact. Although it is simply articulated (and I usually do not use single-joint wicks for my flat work), it is curved and very cleverly formed, it bends slightly away from the lip so as not to tighten it, it is subtly curved to the bar, which gives a uniform bearing surface on the rods folding it to the central joint, so that on contact there is a long low shape above the tongue, which provides relief from the tongue. Due to the shape of the bit, it is very rare for disorders of the palate to occur. I find this design to be very beneficial for horses that retreat or simply provide intermittent contact. Don`t let this design stop you from trying this design if your horse is inclined or heavy – horses often bend over because they don`t feel comfortable in their mouths. I know it may not seem logical, but horses will tend to suffer or feel discomfort. This is an old jumping trick that is still widely used. A curblace/harness doesn`t need to be in the chin groove to be effective – if you think of a lot of Western parts, the curb belt is often used higher. The shape of the New School Waterford is different from the conventional form – it is slightly thinner and does not have such a spherical shape, but rather a smooth stroke with a slight elevation in the middle of each limb. Sometimes people look at the Waterford and have a problem with it, but horses usually don`t because it`s not rigid in the mouth, but is liquid and bends in any direction. It is therefore generally suitable for any type of oral conformation and is excellent for horses that bend or pull down, as it exerts specific pressure on the mouth, where the balls thus create a lifting action of the head and also help enormously in control.

It also prohibits the horse from “grabbing” the teeth between its teeth, as the Waterford is extremely difficult to buy. It usually promotes bad breath and salivation. The Waterford is usually worn 1/4″ – 1/2″ (6 -12 mm) longer than your traditional mouthpiece to roll around your lips and maximize the effect. However, the Waterford is not worn longer than normal in the Pelham, otherwise there is no sidewalk action. The Waterford Pelham is a very popular piece in the show ring, especially for show spikes, as they usually have a thick neck and have a habit of “sitting”. If your horse does not panic, after a school session with your pliers, insert the doubles for 10 minutes and build from there. Some horses do not hack for various reasons. If so, choose a day when you had a constructive and relaxed school session in your bridle, then plug in your doubles and present them as described earlier. This is a traditional way of thinking that a horse should always be established in a bridle before considering doubles. However, there is always the exception to the rule and although it is unusual, I have known horses in very experienced hands that were not completely happy or relaxed in any legal bridle, but welcomed the double and began to work brilliantly.

An ergonomically shaped double-joint mouthpiece – the pellet rests on a horizontal plane, eliminating the uneven pressure of the tongue and moving the pressure away from the delicate outer edges of the tongue. There is a unique curvature of the pellet, it is convex on top of the tongue, which leaves more space, and concave under the palate, following the natural orientation of the tongue and roof of the mouth. This corresponds to the anatomy of the horse`s mouth, brings comfort and promotes muzzling and communication. Due to the thickness and curvature of the diamond, there is uniform pressure on the tongue. It doesn`t suffer from the same big design flaw as the slim and flat French Link. In the French Link, the two small proud semicircles that connect the connection are felt by the horse near the outer edges of the tongue, and this is where they are most sensitive. The Sch?g pellet is one of the most popular mouthpieces of the dressage brotherhood. It is important that you check the minimum wick diameter requirements for your training class, as many of these wicks are made in different mouthpiece thicknesses. It is a slightly curved rod without joints. Very friendly, gives universal oral pressure, some relief from the bar and does not cause pressure between the inner cheeks and teeth (there is no closure).

This type of design is especially suitable when the horse is very short from the muzzle to the corner of the lip, because unlike most joint pieces, it does not form a V-shape and pulls forward in the mouth. However, the massive gauze mouth usually gives a very woody feel through the reins. Another decision that I think is illogical is that some FEI/BD legal trenches are not legal when used with a Weymouth – this includes the Mullen mouthpiece and all trenches with a rotating stroke and independent secondary action. There are now no rules regarding the material, for example, you can use a plastic Weymouth with a metal scale, or you can use a stainless steel flange with a copper diamond. The Neue Schule has conducted extensive research on bit designs and the resulting sounding pressure. Our search can be found here [link to the Survey Pressure page], and each of our bits has a value between -1 (an effect facilitating the survey) and +4 (40% of the reins act on the survey). For more information, please click here [Link to Survey Pressure page]. It is possible to compensate for some of this pressure with a wider and ergonomically shaped headgear, which has a larger load-bearing area that distributes some of this pressure over a larger area. The Weymouth can be used with or without lip straps; However, the lip strap holds the sidewalk chain in place. It is common to soften the feel of the sidewalk chain in the chin groove by using a rubber, leather or gel border chain guard. Please note that an elastic brake is currently not legal – personally, I think it should be, and this is another issue I am raising with the FEI.

Sprenger Satinox wicks are the high-quality counterpart of anatomically shaped stainless steel wicks. The Weymouth needs to fit well and the Bradoon (if it`s rough) is usually worn 1/4″ (6mm) taller than the Weymouth – a single set of seals can even be 1/2″ (12mm) larger. Weymouth`s New School is often available in a cheek 5 cm, 7 cm or 9 cm long (the legal limit is 10 cm). The cheek is measured from below the mouthpiece to the end of the arm and does not include the ring for the reins. With the cheeks of the New School Weymouth, you will notice that the balance is always right, as the arm above the mouthpiece is scaled up or down accordingly. The 5 cm gives the least leverage and is ideal for starting sensitive horses or horses that do not really come into contact, the 7 cm are medium and are the most popular and the 9 cm are used for horses that bend or prove extremely strong. When contact is established, the upper arm is tilted forward, lifting the mouthpiece – which hangs it in the mouth and reduces pressure on the tongue and stems – which is often beneficial for cases of hypersensitivity. Any extension on the mouthpiece causes pressure on the pole – this in itself has a lowering effect on the head. However, if the horse comes into contact and is active behind it, it will promote a rounding action and help enormously with the contour. This cheek is legal as a snaffle (alone) or as a bradoon used in conjunction with a Weymouth. The legal limit for the length of the cheeked snail is 12 cm – it is from top to bottom – not just the upper arm. Adjusting the NS Tranz (or any other pellet) is crucial – the pellet is designed to sit in the center of the tongue, and we don`t want it to slide back and forth on the tongue.

Unlike individual joint pieces, this bit does not shorten in the mouth. When the NS Tranz is in situ, the lips may touch the hole through which the mordant slides, but not cover part of it. When contact is made, the holes move further away from the lips. Firm cheeks on parts such as the egg button or the muzzle of the entire cheek can give the horse a more stable feel and encourage it to make more even contact, take the reins forward and down, and provide direction control. Loose rings discourage horses, which are likely to be fixed and blocked by the reins, and give the rider the opportunity to gently vibrate the horse from the reins if necessary.

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