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Measuring Your Horse For A Bit

On January 15th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

Methods of measurement There are various devices (mouth measures) available that will enable you to measure your horse’s mouth in order to determine the correct size of bit.  We’ll look at three examples.             This design is bulky and it takes time to adjust. This method of measuring is invasive..

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Enlightened Bitting – The Developing Horse – Kind Control

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  On the advice line and during bitting clinics I often talk with riders who recognise that they need extra control in order to remain safe. However, they are reluctant to upgrade from a snaffle. The main reason for their reluctance is that they feel with all the effort and building blocks they have put..

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Enlightened Bitting – Mouth Management

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  Teeth do need regular attention – at least once per year by a fully qualified Equine Dentist or Veterinary Surgeon, or sooner if you suspect any problems. When we return to our stable or field after hacking, schooling etc we naturally remove our tack. When we remove our saddle we check out the back...

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Enlightened Bitting – Managing The Sensitive Mouth

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Riders seeking advice systematically tell me they have worked through ‘every’ bit and nothing has been a permanent solution. Although some of these bits may have initially had the desired effect the horse has then resisted and found his way around it. Many years ago I had a very extreme experience. I was given a..

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Introduction Enlightened Bitting By Heather Hyde

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I have ridden from an early age and competed in most disciplines. I also ran for many years the largest stud in the North of England standing up to 7 stallions simultaneously. This involved natural services and artificial insemination (AI). AI entailed collecting the semen, inseminating the mares on the stud and preparing semen for..

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Enlightened Bitting – Introducing The Bit

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Before you even consider mouthing it is essential to have the teeth checked by a qualified Equine Dentist or Vet and if necessary have the wolf teeth removed. It is prudent to have wolf teeth removed sooner rather than later, before they have had chance to develop and form deep roots. It is no longer..

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