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How To Measure Your Bit Correctly

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

  There are various measurements to consider when sourcing and assessing the correct size of bit including length, thickness, ring size and design. Loose Ring Cheeks The picture below demonstrates a popular loose ring snaffle bit, the NS Team Up. Other cheeks that are measured this way include the Universal, Beval, Balding Gag and the..

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Bitting For Young Horses

On January 16th, 2014, posted in: Articles by 0 Comment

      Giving a young horse the right start to its training is essential to finding its true potential and making sure you are using the right bit is a major factor in doing this.  The support offered by using the right bit for a young horse is essential when starting to build the..

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Enlightened Bitting – Changing Attitudes

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

      Our attitude and objectives with horses have evolved greatly over the years.  Originally horses were viewed as machines and their role was either work or as a war horse.  The bits were simply a means of control with little regard for the comfort of the horse and the trauma that many of..

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Nosebands – Are They Always Necessary?

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

         We usually use nosebands to shut the over active mouth.  But before we employ a flash noseband, etc, there are factors we must consider, because if the horse is uncomfortable in the mouth then closing the mouth will further increase pressure, and the horse’s way of going will deteriorate. Check your horse’s mouth yourself and..

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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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