One of Chimacum Tacks’ favorite bits is the Arch Mouth Baucher Cheek Bowman Bit. There are two options for the mouth piece, the Arch Mouth and the Victory Mouth. I am often asked the question, “What is the difference between the Arch Mouth bit and the Victory Mouth?” It’s hard to explain with words so I took a few photos to show the difference!
This is the Arch Mouth Baucher cheek bit:
Note how the loops that attach to the bridle bend away from the horse’s face. The joints between the mouth piece and the cheeks are nice and smooth. There is no wiggle in the joint, or gaps that will pinch the horse’s lips! These bits truly are works of art. The alloy on this bit is the German Steel or Brass/Copper alloy.
Now onto the Victory Mouth Baucher Cheek. This bit has a 45* angle that tips forward toward the horse’s teeth. This bit provides even more tongue relief than the Arch mouth! My ponies all go well in the Victory Mouth.
This bit is a sweet iron mouth piece.
Hopefully this visual will clear up the differences. I just love both of these bits! They are my favorite.