A pink or white muzzle may predispose the horse to rubbing. These are the horses that generally need sun block in order to avoid sunburn
Does your horse have a short smile? (A relatively shorter distance from the corner of the lip to the muzzle)
How long have you owned your horse?
Does your horse have any behavioural or physical issues?
(Please give details)
Has your horse ever sustained an injury or does he have an ongoing condition that may affect their performance either physically or mentally?
To what extent does your horse visually salivate when bitted/ridden?
Please describe your horse's way of going.
For instance, is he heavy on the forehand does he come above the bit is he resistant in downward transitions does he have tongue evasions?
What is it you are mainly trying to improve upon?
What activities do you take part in with your horse?
At what level do you ride/compete?
Please choose one of the optionsPleasureLow-Level CompetitorHigh-Level Competitor
Do you have any regular training/instruction with your horse?
What are you requiring from the bit?
In a snaffle?
In a double set?
Do you employ any natural horsemanship techniques?
e.g. Monty Roberts, Parrelli etc
Please tell us the size of your horse's current bit
Please choose from the list below...4" / 101mm4 ¼" / 107mm4 ½" / 114mm4 ¾" / 120mm5" / 127mm5 ¼" / 133mm5 ½" / 140mm5 ¾" / 146mm6" / 152mm6 ¼" / 159mm6 ½" / 165mm
What brand of bit are you currently using?
What type of mouthpiece is it?
(Single jointed, lozenge, French Link, Waterford, Dr Bristol etc)
What type of cheek is it?
(Loose Ring, Eggbutt, D-ring, Full Cheek, Pelham, 3 or 4 Ring etc)
What material is the mouthpiece made from?
Thickness of your current bit:
What bits have you used previously?
Describe your horse's response to individual bit
When changing bits have you found an initial improvement that has decreased over time?
How long did this benefit last?
Which bit gave you the best result?
Please state what nosebands you have tried
Please state the horse’s way of going in each one
Do you use a martingale?
What type of martingale?
Do you use a different design of bridle?
Size of Bridle?
N/AExtra SmallPonyCobFullExtra Full
Have you ridden bitless?
Was there a difference in way of going?
Do you use any training aids?
Draw reins, pessoa, Bungie etc.
Have you had any of the following recently checked by a professional?
Are wolf teeth present?
If ‘No’, have they been removed?
Have you ever had your horse’s mouth X-rayed?
Did this find any abnormalities?
How many days per week is your horse in work?
An independent seat?
Tilt his head?
Bend/flex evenly on both sides?
Is your horse even in the contact on both reins?
Rub his cheeks when unbridled?
One side only or both?
Left SideRight SideBoth Sides
Is he willing to take the bit initially?
Is there anything else regarding your horse's history (both with you and prior to ownership) that you think may be relevant?
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