The action of the Kimblewick is dependent upon the position of the riders hands. The rein slides on the Dee shaped bit ring. If the hands are lowered prior to pressure being applied to the reins, the rein will slide about an inch and the bit will assume roughly a 45° angle in the mouth. Causing the mouthpiece to act in a downward and backward motion on the lower jaw, this is complemented by a downward pressure on the poll, giving the bit a lowering action. There are 3 rein settings which increase or decrease the pressure.
The Ultra Comfy Lock Up has been designed to suit very sensitive mouthed horses. The center joint has been double locked to ensure that the angle over the tongue remains correct, even when the reins are taken up, but it retains the individual lateral aids. The Ultra comfy has a generous curve, to follow the shape and contour of the horse’s mouth. We have found that the need for softer and softer bits has been growing, as breeding has been producing finer and more sensitive horses.