The Accent is built on a 5 1/4" Shank and has a definite feel to the under side of the port and allows the Horse a little more tongue room in the centre of the bit and the forward curve to the bar of the mouthpiece allows for jaw and tongue room behind the bit. As the reins are used together the whole mouthpiece is pulled down onto the tongue pressing the tongue down into the lower jaw until it reaches the bars of the mouth, the tongue has plenty of room to move up and fill the space created by the port and the forward curve of the mouthpiece.
Very useful for Horses that are
· Have a still mouth and at times heavy feel on the rein
· that need tongue room but in the centre
· that have gone heavily in a very thick mouthpiece with a low port and you are changing for more room and less bit and more yield
The Weymouth Cheek designed to work on three balanced pressures as the reins are used the Horse feels downward mouth pressure poll pressure and then these two pressures are balanced out by the chain or jaw strap moving onto the jaw to stop the first two pressures from over riding each other. It is crucial that the curb chain is set well so that the shank of the Weymouth only turns to about 45% and then the chain snugly tucks onto the jaw. Too tight and the Horse gets no release or reward and too loose and the pressures are unbalanced and the Horse will have to resist to escape. The correct mouthpiece should encourage the Horse forward into the contact and the three pressures control head frame, weight transferral and are your brakes! It is really important that the cheeks are the right length if they have been constructed poorly and not in balance then the bit simply does not work
The Accent Weymouth works best if the horse is not too strong with the Harmony Loose Ring or Eggbutt if busy in the mouth if the Horse is strong with the Response Loose Ring