Fielder Swivel 75 PF Port
The Fielder Swivel is a Weymouth, designed to be used in conjunction with a Bridoon in the Double Bridle. The Weymouth introduces both curb and poll pressure.
The upper cheeks on our Weymouths are bent slightly outwards to allow room for the horse's cheeks. It also has an oval top ring so the bridle's cheekpiece doesn't interfere with the curb chain. The lower cheeks are 75 mm long.
Supplied with English Curb Chain and hooks.
In the Paul Fielder Swivel the mouth piece is not fixed, so that the horse can decide where the mouth piece is most comfortable in its mouth. The port allows for tongue relief and the swiveling action reduces tongue pressure to a minimum. This is also an extremely effective bit for a horse with a low palette.
The Action of the Doubles (Weymouth and Bradoon Set)
Generally used for showing or dressage (only allowed in a dressage test from elementary onwards). Fixed to the top rein, the Bradoon (Snaffle) works on a variety of points within the mouth depending upon the design of mouthpiece and in addition when a Baucher Bradoon is used; the poll. The bottom rein (curb rein) attaches to the Weymouth applying poll pressure (head lowering action) and curb groove pressure, asking for the correct degree of head angle (5 in front of the vertical).
The doubles are used when more engagement is required (hind legs further underneath and lighter in front - the poll should be the highest point). The advanced outline is needed in order to perform the advanced movements. Many of these movements require the horse to lower the croup, flex the hind leg and sit on the bottom.
The Weymouth needs to be a snug fit and the Bradoon (if lozenged) is usually worn " (6 mm) bigger than the Weymouth - a single jointed bradoon may even be " (12 mm) bigger. The Neue Schule Weymouths are often available in a 5 cm, 7 cm or 9 cm cheek (the legal limit is 10 cm). The measurement of the cheek is taken from below the mouthpiece to the end of the arm and does not include the ring for the rein. You will find with the Neue Schule Weymouth cheeks that the balance is always correct as the arm above the mouthpiece is scaled up or down accordingly. The 5 cm gives the least leverage and is ideal for starting sensitive horses or horses that are not truly into the contact, the 7cm is average and is the most popular and the 9cm is used for horses that lean or prove extremely strong. The Weymouth may be used with or without the lip strap; however the lip strap does keep the curb chain in situ. It is common practice to soften the feel of the curb chain in the chin groove by using a rubber, leather or gel curb chain guard. Please note that an elastic curb is not currently legal. Snaffles that are not legal when used with a Weymouth includes the mullen mouthpiece and any snaffles with a revolving barrel and independent side action. There are now no rulings regarding material for instance, you may use a plastic Weymouth with a metal bradoon or you may use a stainless steel snaffle with a copper lozenge.
Please note- If Bombers items are not in stock here in the UK then delivery can take up to 3-6 weeks as all items are hand made to order in South Africa. Please contact us to check stock if you need an item urgently.
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