What is the effect?
It creates in a connection between the hindquarters and the bit. The "pants" and support lines exert a slight pressure on the hindquarters, which encourages the horse to stretch further down and stretch the back muscles. At the same time, the lines running through the bit discourage the horse from lifting its head too far by applying pressure to the mouth. As soon as the horse lowers its head, the pressure is released.
What is it good for?
Suppleness of the back through a rounder contour Looser steps due to increased flexibility Topline muscle development Improve the involvement of the hindquarters, so transfer the weight to the hindquarters and improve the balance. By creating more activity and connection, the Pessoa can improve muscle development. By improving the back muscles, it can also improve horses that are tense or hollow, promoting relaxation and lowering and stretching the neck and topline.
What can go wrong?
Mounted too tightly, it will interfere with the horse's forward movement and bring its nose behind the perpendicular, bringing it forward. The horse must be driven forward to achieve the correct effect.
Mounted too loose, there will be no connection between the hindquarters and the horse's mouth and the pessoa has no effect.
It is designed to be used only during lunging.