The MB 33WL (wide low) mouthpiece was made specifically to meet the requirements of the USEF dressage rules, making this the only USEF dressage legal Level 3 mouthpiece. The port is 29mm high and generously wide, providing ample room for the tongue. Because the port is lower than the standard MB 33, the MB 33WL does not offer quite as much tongue relief but it is by far the most tongue relief available in a dressage legal mouthpiece.
Independent Side Movement Stainless Steel Mouthpiece Curved mouthpiece Copper Inlay USEF 2012 and FEI 2016 Dressage Legal. Consult organization's rule book for more information.
Notes: For more tongue relief, see the MB 33. For similar tongue relief but some tongue pressure, see the MB 36 (USEF dressage legal).
The loose ring is a simple stainless steel "O" shape where both the bridle and mouthpiece have no fixed point of attachment but slide freely around the ring. The loose ring allows a lot of play as the mouthpiece slides freely around the ring.
Size: 3" ring
Discipline: English or Western
Notes: The loose ring is generally considered one of the most non-interfering cheek pieces because the mouthpiece slides freely around the ring. However the play in the mouthpiece can make it difficult for a horse to find your hands as the mouthpiece is in continual motion. The movement of the mouthpiece can also exaggerate or create a busy mouth in young or anxious horses. It is best suited for more advanced horses fully schooled in leg and seat aids as well as rein aids.