Fager Maria is recommended if you would describe your horse as the following:
Develops sores at the corners of the mouth; rubs & cuts easily.
Needs to be a bit higher in the neck.
Needs more flexibility than a straight bit.
Sensitive on the tongue.
Maria is a durable and lightweight double-jointed Titanium baby fulmer bit.
Fager Maria has everything you could want from a bit! It is an incredibly comfortable bit featuring 100% super smooth surfaces, including the joints.
Maria’s joints are designed to never press against the sides of the palate or create uneven pressure over the bars. It is an extremely comfortable bit which contours naturally around the tongue, relieving the bars from constant pressure.
Fager’s designs are always designed to sit horizontally straight, never allowing a bigger forward bend. We design them this way to maintain the balance point (BP) in the mouth. A bigger bend forward moves the BP forward, slowing down the effectiveness of the aids. This design creates stability for the horse enabling clear communication. The unique design also protects the bars and mouth against cuts, sores, and rubs, even on sensitive horses.
NOTE: The balance point will still be maintained, even if it has a slight bend over the tongue e.g. upwards.