snaffle bit

Get The Turtle Top Advantage

On August 31st, 2014, posted in: Neue Schule News by 0 Comment

  A Revolutionary Design;       The unique and innovative Turtle Top TM    bit has been designed to help quieten and focus the over-active and busy mouth.  The revolutionary Turtle Top  TM prevents the horse from lifting the side arms, or “cannons”, of the bit through its inspired joint design that locks the upward flexion of..

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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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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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Enlightened Bitting – The Developing Horse – Kind Control

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

  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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