Shank length 7.5cm – thickness mouthpiece 16mm – 09mm (B16/09)
The Weymouth works on several parts of a horse’s head and mouth. The shanks add leverage, and place pressure on the poll via the poll strap of the bridle and to the chin groove via the curb chain. The Weymouth F55 and F75 are made with a flat surface, fixed to the mouthpiece, allowing for a snug fit that is stable and encourages precision flexion. 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 nylon composite material is light in the mouth and encourages salivation. It is particularly well suited to horses that object to metal mouth pieces.
The width of a Weymouth, should be slightly smaller than the bridoon, we suggest 5mm. The cheekpiece is available in 2 sizes, standard and a slightly smaller model for a pony. The standard size Weymouth has 2 length shanks. The longer shank allows for more hand movement and slows the leveraging of the pressure points.
The first choice for starting any young horse, it is easily accepted, it gives tongue relief, it’s light, non-metal and encourages salivation. If in doubt go with the Bombers suggested thickness for your width. The 4 available ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide.
Supplied with a curb chain.