Emma with a sidekick.
Emma is a double jointed sweet iron bit and has the feature Fagers Lockside Smart system.
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This feature allows the horse to play with the bit but not as much as the French link or Circle ring centerpiece.
With more connection to the reins, the mouthpiece locks itself and create tongue pressure while taking some of the pressure away from the bars.
This limits the nutcracker effect in the horse mouth.
Emma acts like a regular double jointed snaffle when the horse is working correctly, but if the horse comes against the rider's hand, the more intensive locking effect occurs. This is immediately released once the horse accepts the bit again.
Personally, I love this bit!
Haven´t tried it on any horse that doesn't like it. Most of them we have tried it on loved it.
Some horses prefer Dee Rings before regular loose rings or Eggbut since it gives a more solid feel against the side of the horse’s face.
Especially great for young horses.
D-Rings prevents the bit to be pulled through the mouth.
They also give the rider more leverage with making turns.
Compare to Loose Rings the Dee Rings gives a slightly slower release and poll pressure.
Some riders think their horse is a bit too heavy and get slower reactions on Dee rings; then I would recommend trying loose rings with Wings instead.
The wings are an excellent way to avoid pinching of your horse lips and prevent the bit being pulled through the mouth.
This is our points of experience after developing and let equestrians try this product:
✅Emma has the Sidelock System that prevents the horse from steel the bit and pulls when increased connection through the reins are applied.
✅The pressure is almost equally divided between the bars and tongue when you ride with contact.
✅Sweet iron (blue alloy) is more often accepted by the horse than bits without sweet iron.