Fager Sofia Titanium WeymouthRegular price $236.00
If you would describe your horse as something with the following;
- Sensitive for tongue pressure
- Hard to relax with a double bridle
- Need more freedom for the bridoon.
- Have a smaller mouth
- Have a horse that easily gets wounds on the bars/mouth corners.
- Falls behind with other Weymouth
Sofia's mouthpiece is a durable and comfortable, lightweight high ported Weymouth bit in the fantastic material - titanium.
Sofia has Fager's new Anoblast™ technique, making it the most durable and highest quality titanium bit on the market! The grey color comes naturally from the process.
Together with Fager's titanium bridoon, this set weighs around 400 grams(!) less than a regular double bridle.
The port is bent forward directly over the tongue. There is a big difference to have the bend tilted forward instead of upwards.
When it is tilted forward, it will give the tongue freedom when it is placed inside the mouth. It also will give the bridoon more space.
When the reins are taken and the horse seeks the connection towards the bit, we want the tongue to take most of the pressure and not the bars.
When the curb rein is pulled, the shank of the bit rotates back towards the chest of the horse, the mouthpiece is pushed forward against the tongue.
The chain is important to divide the pressure between the mouth-poll and chin.
A port upwards will instead highly increase the pressure on the bars and most likely create friction wounds on a sensitive horse.
Hooks and chain are included.
|SIZE||THICKNESS||LOWER SHANK LENGTH|
|125mm||14mm, 12mm over the tongue||50mm or 70mm|
|135mm||14mm, 12mm over the tongue
||50mm or 70mm|
Normal in size. If you are between sizes, go up.
HOW SHOULD I PLACE MY FAGER BIT IN THE HORSE MOUTH?
The Horse-logo should always be on your horse right side, running forward. FAGER in front.
HOW DO I MEASURE THE SIZE OF THE BIT?
Loose rings it is important to measure from inside of the hole. When the bits are made, they are being measured where the hole is placed. Different sizes on the hole between brands.
Eggbutts are measured from the inside of the eggbutts side.
Wings are measured on the inside of the wings.
WHAT MATERIAL SHOULD I PICK?
Fager works with different materials. The biggest difference between titanium and sweet iron is the lightness. Titanium will give you a quicker response and an "aha-effect" due to the constant pressure is less inside the mouth. A heavier bit with a taste of sweet iron is a good option if you wish for a more steady grip and acceptance. Step one is always fo find the right mouthpiece that is suitable for your horse.
SHOULD I CHOOSE LOOSE, WINGS, FIXED RINGS OR BABY FULMERS?
Fixed rings give the mouthpiece stability, and the rein aids will be more direct and precise. If your horse is hesitant into the contact, fixed rings are to prefer. Loose rings will allow for more movement of the bit in the horse's mouth. Which also will discourage leaning. Loose rings will allow the rider for quick aids with finesse. Fixed rings or loose rings together with bit guards are to recommend if the horse has ”fleshy" lips/mouth corners. Fager Wings have a unique feature called TOL™, Turn Over Lock system prevents the ring to overbend and hit the molars while working your horse. This fantastic feature protects the teeth and makes anxious and tense horses more relaxed.
Fager's patented Baby Fulmer cheeks are a blend between loose and fixed rings. They are curved to avoid pressure on the horse's face and will keep the mouthpiece stable and together with the loose rings attached, still give you a more mobile feeling. These are especially useful if your horse evades the rein aid by opening its mouth and/or tilt its head.
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY HORSE WILL PREFER?
At Fager, we work with pressure points. To know what suits your horse, we ask certain questions that lead the way to a bit your horse feel it's best. If your horse is new to you, it can be difficult to know the right answers. You can always contact us if you are unsure about what to choose, we have the knowledge and love to share it. A truly suitable bit can absolutely improve your horse movements. It's so important to have the right equipment, among many other things of course.
HOW WILL THE MATERIAL LOOK AFTER BEING USED FOR SOME TIME?
SWEET IRON is meant to rust to give taste to the bit and hide the metal many horses can react negatively on. The more brown/grey the blue part on the Sweet iron turns, the more tasteful the bit will be. With Sweet iron, it is important to clean them dry after every use. Otherwise, it will be a layer of rust that can be uneven on the surface. If this happens, you can clean it with something that contains a low percentage of Phosphorus. For example Coca Cola. Please note, when you clean it with other water, the layer of sweet iron will go away as well. So do not overdo it.
TITANIUM Fager's surgical titanium doesn't have the metal taste and dont need any covering. It's simply tasteless. The blue color will never rust or fade, it's only for show. Bite marks will make the blue go away, but the titanium will still be smooth on the surface. Titanium is super strong and will last more than a lifetime.
CAN I TRY A FAGER BIT BEFORE I BUY IT?
As of today, we do not offer trials from our website directly. We do have stores and bit fitters that do. You can find our resellers here.
HOW DO I KNOW MY HORSE BIT SIZE?
If you do not know what size you should buy for your horse, you need to measure a bit that fits. Or measure the mouth of your horse. To do this, we recommend using a whip. You put tape on the one side of the whip. Then you put it inside the mouth of your horse -with the tape just on the outside of the mouth corners, where the flesh ends. Then you put a tape on the other side (or mark by holding your fingers) Then you simply measure between these two spots of the whip. If you are between two sizes, choose the bigger one.