We have been using Comfy-Tie for almost a year now. After having one of our horses diagnosed with DDSP our vet recommended we become part of a clinical trial of a tongue tie designed particularly for our horse's problem. She had flipped her palate in her first four starts and stopped badly finishing last or next to last. Our first race with the Comfy-Tie she finished third mainly because of traffic problems but at least she didn't stop like she had been. Her next start she finished second beaten a head, then she had two straight wins! The first win was MSW and the second was an allowance race beating colts.
I have since done a bit of studying on DDSP as well as talking to a couple of the vets that were doing the clinical trials. As I understand it the new tie is flat and wide across the tongue and reinforced on top to hold the tongue FLAT in the caudal groove. Normally tied tongues bunch up between the tie and the epiglottis and sometimes the bunching up or billowing (as they called it) actually causes the DDSP.
Everything in our barn now uses the Comfy-Tie and we are firm believers. I'm just wondering why it took so long to address this problem...