The thick 20 mm (3/4 inch) copper mouth piece in this bit encourages ponies to salivate, relax and accept the bit. In addition, it has all the advantages and features found in John Patterson (JP) bits.
JP bits have a curved shape that eliminates the interference that conventional bits can cause. All JP bits feature curved bars that prevent the bit from hitting the roof of the horse's mouth and eliminate the nutcracker-like action that can pinch a horse's tongue. Available in size 4 1/2 inch with 3 inch rings.
I have other bits that I have used on my pony and I think that the 20mm is too fat for my pony and would be for others. Does this come smaller?
Just for Ponies: Another similar copper bit is Herm Sprenger Copper Plus Double Jointed Loose Ring, 4.5" with a 16 mm mouth piece(HS40905-4.5). Shires makes a 12 mm bit that's similar but not copper (SE6330-4.5).Unknown
Dec 9th 2019