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Julia Sweet iron Fixed Rings
Fager Julia is suitable if you would describe your horse as the following;
- Strong, pulls/leans on the bit.
- Sensitive to the aids yet still feels stiff.
- Inconsistent in the contact.
- Have difficulty finding a bit in which this horse is happy.
Julia’s double-jointed mouthpiece creates space for the tongue, relieving constant tongue pressure.
The Copper Roller is cleverly designed to be positioned lower than the joints to increase the point-pressure on the tongue. This creates pressure when your horse pulls or feels heavy in your hand without applying consistent pressure.
The Copper Roller also gives horses something to play with, perfect for horses who can feel numb to the contact.
The combination of Sweet Iron and Copper creates a taste in the mouth which is readily accepted even by the most sensitive or picky horses. It effectively works to increase acceptance and a steady contact.
This bit has absolutely transformed my horse! He is an Icelandic with a VERY strong neck and who didnt receive much training albeit him being in his teens. And the training he received wasn’t very nice, I think. Riding gave him a lot of anxiety and worrying. He has fought his old bit or would grab it with his teeth during every lesson. Our first lesson with this bit was a completely different experience from the beginning on! He was relaxed, I only needed the tiniest rein cues, his back was well rounded, his neck was soft (!), he bent nicely and both of us had a lot of fun. Thank you Fager for making riding much more pleasant for me and my Icelandic!
We ordered two bits from Fager and Julia was one of them. We decided to order after hearing a lot of good things about Fager bits and we’re so glad we did! We will admit that we were a bit skeptical in the beginning. I guess we weren’t sure how much of a change the bits would make compared to the ones we had. Well, the change was instant and quite surprising. We got the Julia bit for our twelve year old icelandic mare and it was like riding a completely different horse! She worked so well as soon as she got her new bit and she very obviously loved it. So thank you Fager!
The horse love it! I was looking for a nice quality bit for a reasonable price (we just had big vet bills) for my boyfriend’s mare and I found it with the Julia. His mare as the most sensitive mouth I’ve ever seen and has learned to hate the bit as her previous owner was extremely strong with her and used harsh equipment. The fager team has been really helpful and has guided us in the choosing process, I can’t thank them enough. The mare switch from never wanting to open her mouth to take the bit when tacking up to just taking the bit no questions ask. She used to close her mouth and tense her jaw like a clam and now, for the first time in years, she relaxes her jaw and even chew. She instantly started to seek contact when before she would always fight it. I didn’t think a bit could make such a big difference and I’m so happy to finally see my boyfriend’s mare trusting her rider’s hand.