Benefits of WTP
The only bit to win an Australian International Award
There are 24 designs, 6inch (15cm) to 4inches (10cm)
Protected by international patents.
WHY IT WORKS
EP = Extended Plate
- Prevents the tongue over the bit and soft palate displacement
- The bit arms have limited travel to prevent outer ring pressure and pain to the cheek and lips
NP = Normal Plate
- Joint and arms do not hinge downward thereby preventing pain to the roof, tongue and bars
- 11mm low profile gear casing prevents roof rubbing.
- The flat plate prevents bit pinching and reduces pit pressure by 85%
benefits of wtp bit
Stops the bit pinching the tongue
Stops the tongue getting over the bit
Stops roof rubbing, lip pinching and cheek pain
Stops the tongue hanging out of the month
Stops leaning on the bit, running through the bit
Stops headshaking, pulling and bolting
Stops the horse from leaning on one rein
Stops the pulling of the reins through your hands
Stops the horse hanging, rearing and bucking
Stops displacement of the soft palate
Stops mouth opening and respiratory noise
Better oxygen supply, therefore better speed
Proven to prevent lung bleeding (ELPH)
Proven to improve performance
Better shoulder and hindquarter movement
Stops bit chewing and grinding
Amazing soft and responsive bit contact resulting in a smooth, flowing, WINNING action
BIT PINCHING IS A MAJOR PROBLEM AND PAINFUL
The arrow shows how the bit depresses onto the tongue the point is driven into the horses tongue thereby pinching sometimes to the point of cutting it. To avoid the tongue pain the horse tries to put it elsewhere over the bit or out the side of the mouth.
Bit pinching may cause pain signals to spread to any other branch of the same facial nerve, resulting in pain in areas of the face that have no direct contact with the bit resulting in head shaking, pulling, rearing, bucking, mouth opening and poor performance.
TONGUE TIES CAUSE DAMAGE
These restraints cause pain and for the horse to fight them and perform dismally. Champion trainers and riders have found since replacing tongue ties with the WTP Bit that the results have been totally amazing.
WTP BIT – HOW IT WORKS
SNAFFLE BITS CAUSE ROOF RUBBING AND BIT PINCHING
WTP BIT CAN HELP PREVENT BLEEDING IN HORSES
THE BIT ARM DESIGN PREVENTS PRESSURE
HOW TO CLEAN AND FIT THE BIT
WTP BIT PREVENTS ROOF RUBBING
WTP NORMAL PLATE
TONGUE TIES DON’T STOP SOFT PALATE DISPLACEMENT
Veterinary expert opinions confirm tongue-ties are ineffective (Equnie Vet J Suppl2002 Sep;(34):430-3). Horses can fight the tongue tie and the red line shows the tongue pulled right back past the black dotted line, the correct position of the tongue. Therefore, pushing the soft palate up and displacing it causing airway obstruction and poor performance..
Horses have to inhale exhale an incredible rate of 10 gallons/37 litres of oxygen per second. Even a small obstruction of airflow can have disastrous results.
WTP BIT STOPS DISPLACEMENT OF THE SOFT PALATE
Vets, trainers and riders have reported that the WTP definitely stops displacement as it sits back on the tongue and keeps the horses tongue down in a forward position. The diagram below shows the soft palate held in place allowing correct air flow.
VET RESEARCH 40% OF HORSES DISPLACE THE SOFT PALATE
The results from veterinary testing of horses during ridden exercise confirmed up to 40% of horses encounter this serious problem. If a bit pinches the tongue the horse will pull it back to avoid the pain and the root of the tongue then pushes back and up against the soft palate displacing it causing airway obstruction and poor performance.
Diagram shows dorsal displacement of the soft palate (DDSP)