The Elliptical is a 45 mm lozenge; it is stronger than the Control Plate due to it having a smaller surface area. Consequently, a horse using his tongue as a means of pushing against the bit and therefore taking control, will draw back and tuck his chin in, coming back to a better point of control.
The classic signs of a horse with a sensitive tongue are all to do with avoiding pressure:
shaking its head from side to side
putting its tongue out
putting its tongue over the bit
sucking its tongue back
"A horse is an animal of flight. It will never yield to pressure or pain it will either move away from it or run away." Peter "Bomber Nel.
The Loose Ring allows for immediate release and relief from tongue and bar pressure which will reset the bit in the horses mouth.
All our bits are made from blue sweet iron, because it:
helps bit acceptance
is warm and sweet
Please note the blue will fade with use.