Very large pressures occur by the system of snaffle, curb and curb chain because of the large leverages and small contact areas on parts of the horse head . Especially when using a curb chain enormous pressure arises because of the very small area of the links of the chain which press against the even smaller area of the jaw branches of the skull. Pressures of more than 150 Newton/cm2 are certainly not exceptional. As a result unprotected use of the curb chain is not allowed in the Netherlands by the KNHS regulations. Harmonious transitions without resistance Because of the fact that many existing protectors do not suffice for many reasons (cannot manage the large pressure, turn around the chain, have a lack of ventilation which causes irritation, movement of gel which causes pressure at a different location) we have developed protectors which do work. The protectors consist of a fully breathing three dimensionally woven polyester fibre combined with a ventilating thermoplastic material. On the one hand the cured thermoplastic layer provides spreading of the pressure and on the other hand the softer layers provide dampening when changing gaits. This prevents the horse from resisting and harmonious transitions are the result. The skin and bones of the horse skull are now optimally protected. After heating by means of a hair dryer the protector is plastic and can be shaped to fit the anatomy of your horse and the curb chain or straps. 15 x 3 cm.