Shank length 7.5cm – thickness mouthpiece 16mm – 10mm (B16/10)
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 Happy Tongue is a solid mouthpiece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief. The standard Happy Tongue is curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.
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.
This is by far our most successful design – we recommend for all young horses and those that show tongue sensitive signs. 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. The Happy Tongue is also available as a straight mouthpiece which is slightly stronger.
Supplied with a curb chain.