more of a curve than its jointed counterparts and it is therefore better
suited to the shape of the horse’s mouth. By allowing the horse to move
it gently with his tongue, it reduces the amount of tongue pressure
associated with the jointed mouths and encourages the horse to accept
• Most horses more readily accept the French link and are
more comfortable in their mouths, due to its unique ability to flex as
the horse requires. • Loose rings independent of cheeks, as designed by
Franz Maringer, hence the name ‘FM’ Bit.
• The FM is also know as a Fulmer Bit and is the bit of choice for those following the teachings of Phillippe Karl.
• It is an excellent bit for mouthing and starting young horses.
• This bit has the ‘play’ of a loose ring bit, with the additional support of the full cheeks.
• This is an excellent bit when used with FM Keepers