Specifically engineered to accommodate the larger or sensitive tongue. Often negates the need to shut the mouth.
The Full Cheek reinforces the turning aid promoting straightness and turning. Particularly useful for the young horse in order to establish the bend etc. Also highly recommended for the novice rider who may not fully support their inside rein as the Full Cheek will stabilise the mouthpiece therefore not allowing it to slide across the mouth.
So what is the difference between the Turtle Top and the Turtle Tactio?
The Turtle Top offers a very even weight-bearing surface across the whole of the mouth, whereas the Turtle Tactio utilises the centre of the tongue in order to alleviate bar pressure. This is comfortable for the horse as the centre of the tongue is depressed down onto the floor of the mouth whereas the outer edges of the tongue are not pushed down onto the angular, bony bars that are not well cushioned and therefore are much more prone to damage.