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A168HJ
Jun. 30, 2009, 08:00 PM
The vertical link
http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-01117&ids=236153862

OR the horizontal link

http://www.doversaddlery.com/product.asp?pn=X1-010202&ids=236153862

How is it possible that they both lay flat?

Guin
Jun. 30, 2009, 08:33 PM
They both lay flat. It's the photograph. No "bean" of a bit should ever be vertical against the roof of the mouth.

A168HJ
Jun. 30, 2009, 09:24 PM
They both lay flat. It's the photograph. No "bean" of a bit should ever be vertical against the roof of the mouth.
How is it possilbe that they both lie flat?

2 tbs
Jun. 30, 2009, 10:38 PM
The first pic is of a french link - the link in the middle will lay flat on the tongue and avoid poking a horse in the roof of the mouth.

The 2nd pic has a bean instead of a flat piece but it's still horizontal so it will still lay flat on the tongue. It's round so it won't be as flat as the flat piece from the first pic but it uses the same concept - slightly different pressure application on the tongue.

Are you not looking at the pix correctly? Maybe you need to see them in person to grasp how they will function in the mouth? Sometimes touching is better than visualizing.

They really are both horizontal and both lay pretty flat. Honest. :)

joiedevie99
Jun. 30, 2009, 11:11 PM
The french link lies totally flat on the tongue. The second one is actually an ovalish round shape, so it lies flat (i.e. doesnt dig in) but it isn't flat. The Dr. Bristol is the one that is more severe and lies at an angle.

Foxtrot's
Jul. 1, 2009, 01:08 AM
Correct.