The MAX-Control is a double-jointed bit which, at a first glance, cannot be distinguished from other double-jointed loose ring snaffles.
However, it is a correction or training bit which locks at a certain angle and thus becomes a straight bar.
The bit lies very well in the mouth when the horse is working properly. When the horse opposes the rider‘s hand the more intensive rigid effect occurs.
This bit lies quietly in the horse‘s mouth as the cheeks prevent the bit from being pulled through and therefore avoids inconvenient pressure on the back teeth. The mouthpiece remains in the correct central position of the tongue ensuring the rein aids work perfectly in the horse‘s mouth.
The cheeks are most helpful with turning aids especially with young horses. The gentle pressure against the face on the outside of the turn supports the rider‘s aid making turns much easier for the horse to understand and for the rider to carry out.