A “Bomber Blue” range, featuring a new mouthpiece, been revealed by Bomber Bits.

A new outer material has been discovered during “extensive research” that, the company says, offers a “brand new alternative to vulcanite bits”.

The Bomber Blue material, which is made from a strong rubber-nylon compound, is moulded around a stainless steel core. It is said to “promote salivation and as a result, give the horse a softer mouth”.

A spokesman for the company said: “The bit is now frequently used in showjumping endurance, polo, polocrosse and racing.

It is ideal for horses with sensitive tongues, those that are prone to headshaking, or horses that are sensitive to metal bits.”

Prices start from £78.95 for a loose ring — for more information call 01825 84002.