Bombers Bits Eggbutt Happy Tongue

Bombers Bits Eggbutt Happy Tongue


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The Happy Tongue is by far the most successful Bombers Bits Design.

It is a solid mouthpiece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief and curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.

The Happy Tongue would be a good place to start if your horse is:

  • Shaking its head
  • Sticking its tongue out
  • Sucking its tongue back and as a result, making an intermittent coughing noise
  • Trying to put its tongue over the bit
  • Going behind the bit to avoid the contact
  • Snatching the reins forward and down

The rider will know immediately if this is the correct bit, as a horse with a sensitive tongue will finally begin to work into and accept the contact. 

Key Features

The Eggbutt cheek piece prevents pinching of the lips and gives a solid feel against the side of the face. It also prevents the bit being pulled through the mouth. The release is slower than the loose ring and also introduces light poll pressure.

The Happy Tongue is a solid mouthpiece uniquely ported to give maximum tongue relief. The standard Happy Tongue is curved to be softer on the bars and slow in applying tongue pressure.


The cheekpiece is available in 2 sizes, standard and a slightly smaller model for a pony.


This is by far our most successful design  –  we recommend for all young horses and those that show tongue sensitive signs. The 4 available ports have been scaled according to each width. This ensures accurate fitting over the bars and eliminates the rocking movement which occurs when the port is too wide. The Happy Tongue is also available as a straight mouthpiece which is slightly stronger.

NOTE: This style should sit snug on the horse, so the port does not move sideways. over the tongue and bars of the horse's mouth.

Special Order Sizes:  4.25/110, 4.5/115, 4.75/120, & 5.75/145
Allow 3 weeks delivery for special order sizes.

All orders ship from our New York warehouse.

Free ground UPS or first class USPS  will be offered on shipments within the contiguous U.S. with a purchase value over USD $125.00 except for extra large items.  To qualify for free shipping, orders must ship together on the same day to the same address within the continental US. Orders to Alaska, Puerto Rico and Hawaii are not eligible for free shipping

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Our policy lasts 30 days. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer you a refund or exchange.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
So far, so good

I'm about a week in with this new bit and my mare has accepted it well. She is not trying to pull away or resist as much as she has (for a long time) and seems to be softer and rounder more, although working through rehab too so that will take some time. Overall, I'm pleased and hope the improvements continue.

Great bit

Fast shipping, great bit! My mare has a fat tongue and big flabby cheeks, she can’t stand jointed bits that collapse and press into her cheeks/lips. This bit in eggbutt is one of the few that she is happy in, no pinching and no collapsing, and it comes in 6” which is so hard to find in most brands!


Great bits!!!!


Love this but

Caroline v.d.M.

Great timing and great bit