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(Length: 12,5 cm 5")

Pelham chromed steel, with moveable cheeks, jointed mouthpiece, incl. chain and ring, thickness 18 mm

Old price £19.00
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Delivery weight: 600 g

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Softrubber Mouth Bit Busy Horse, thickness: 21 mm. Rings diameter: 65 mm. lexible rubber mouthpiece 21mm.

Old price £16.95
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Delivery weight: 800 g

Eggbutt bit Funny Horse , mullen mouth thin, solid, 12 mm, stainless steel

£29.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g
Product no.: UE-MO00308

Spanish bit, with movable side parts, made of black steel, mouthpiece made of black steel, with chain, 12,5 cm

£63.90 *

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Weymouth Bit Gundel Stainless steel, inclusive chain and ring

£34.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g
Weymouth Bit Norman Stainless steel, inclusive chain and ring
£34.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

German Snaffle Bit Metalab made of stainless steel, mat, single jointed, mouthpiece with six copper rolls, three on each side

£56.90 *
Delivery weight: 500 g

Eggbutt bit Happy Horse for ponys, lightweight, 18 mm, made of stainless steel, ring diameter 50mm

Old price £19.87
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Delivery weight: 800 g

Eggbutt bit Big Horse , thick, solid, 18 mm, made of stainless steel, ring diameter 70mm

Old price £24.87
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Eggbutt bit Lucky Horse , thin, solid, 12 mm, stainless steel

£24.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Eggbutt bit Running Horse , thin, solid, 13 mm, made of stainless steel, ring diameter 70 mm

£27.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g
Driving bit Eric with fixed checks, 12 mm, made of stainless steel
£39.90 *
D-race bit Happy Mouth, 23 mm, stainless steel, skin of the horse's mouth can not be stuck here in the mouth and cause pain.
Old price £62.25
£52.29 *
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Delivery weight: 500 g

Weymouth Bit Pietro Goldbrass with low port 18 mm inclusive chain and ring

Old price £37.37
£31.39 *
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Delivery weight: 800 g
Driving bit Eric with turn checks, two rings, made of stainless steel, thickness of the mouthpiece 11 mm
£37.90 *

Liverpool Weymouth Bit Sarah 3 slits, including chain, 14 mm, stainless steel, 20cm curb chain, golden brass mouthpiece

£39.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Liverpool Weymouth Bit Jenni Stainless steel, inclusive chain

£37.90 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Eggbutt bit Checky Horse lightweight, 23 mm, stainless steel

£24.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Weymouth Bit Knut Stainless steel, inclusive chain and ring

£34.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Thiedemann Weymouth Bit Moritz for jumping Stainless steel, inclusive chain

£34.90 *
Delivery weight: 800 g
Weymouth Bit Zeus Stainless steel, inclusive chain and ring
£37.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Eggbut Bit Happy Mouth, made of stainless steel, durable and robust, 2 - piece mouthpiece, easy cleaning, 23 mm

Old price £43.25
£36.33 *
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Delivery weight: 400 g

Double jointed snaffle bit Fiery Horse French link mouth 13 mm. Stainless steel, French mouth, rings 70mm.

£24.90 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

German Snaffle Bit Happy Mouth, stainless steel, 23 mm. The rings are made of stainless steel and have a diameter of about 65 mm.

£29.90 *
Delivery weight: 500 g
German snaffle bit Sunny Horse jointed, 21 mm
Old price £17.37
£14.59 *
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Delivery weight: 800 g

Double Jointed Snaffle Bit Naughty Horse thick, French link mouth, 20 mm

£24.95 *
Delivery weight: 800 g

Duo-Bit Happy Mouth, made of stainless steel, durable and robust, easy cleaning, 23 mm

Old price £26.50
£22.26 *
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Delivery weight: 400 g

German Snaffle Bit Brave Horse, width of the mouthpiece 16 mm, made of high quality stainless steel.

Old price £14.87
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Delivery weight: 800 g
Duo-Bit Happy Mouth ribbed, made of stainless steel, durable and robust, easy cleaning, 23 mm
Old price £32.25
£27.09 *
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Delivery weight: 400 g

Dee Bit Metalab made of stainless steel. Thickness of the mouthpiece 12 mm. Single jointed.

Old price £39.62
£33.28 *
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Delivery weight: 500 g
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bits for ponies
D-bits

D-bits

D-bits for horses - horse bits D-ring bits are equipped with flattened rings on the side of the horse's mouth.
Eggbut bits

Eggbut bits

Eggbut bits At the end of the mouthpiece are olive shaped metallpieces ending in rings. Thus pinching the corners of the mouth ...

Full Cheek Bits

Full Cheek Bits

Continental gag bits

Continental gag bits

bits Sprenger

bits Sprenger
Bits  Happy Mouth

Bits Happy Mouth

Happy Mouth bits are made from a space age polymer plastic mouthpiece with stainless steel cheekpieces.

Bits Metalab

Bits Metalab

Maremmanish bits for horses

Maremmanish bits for horses The Maremma is an extensive area of Italy bordering ...

Spanish bits for horses

Spanish bits for horses
Argentinian bits for horses

Argentinian bits for horses

Argentinian bits for horses

weymouth bit

weymouth bit

weymouth bits
Pelham

Pelham

Pelham A pelham bit is a special type of bit. It is used when riding a horse. It has elements of a curb bit and a snaffle bit

Chifney-kuolaimet

Chifney-kuolaimet

Hackamore

Hackamore

Curb chains

Curb chains

bits/explanation

Bits/explanation

A bit is a type of horse tack used in equestrian activities, usually made of metal or a synthetic material, and is...


Horse bits and accesories

Horse bits and accesories

When determining what type of bit should be used on your horse you should consider:

  • Whether you will be riding English or western, and if you are competing and what specific discipline you will be competing in.

     

  • What your riding skill level is.

     

  • How your horse has been trained.

     

  • The shape of your horse's mouth

 

You should be riding in the mildest bit that still allows you to communicate clearly with your horse. Most horses go very well in some sort of simple snaffle. Sometimes you'll have to try a few bits to find one that your horse is happy in.

I rode Trillium in a very mild eggbut snaffle but found I was having problems getting her to flex. I changed her to a full cheek with no discernable change. Then I tried a hollow mouthed loose ring and felt I struck gold. (The cannons on a hollow mouthed bits are hollow, or nearly so, making the bit nice and light.) So it took some experimenting to find just the right bit. During the winter I often ride her in a side pull.

Many horses are trained as youngsters in a snaffle, and are ridden in snaffles for their whole lives. If you are pleasure riding in a western saddle, there's nothing wrong with riding in a snaffle bit, even if you neck rein.

Many western bits are curb bits, but a beginner who might still inadvertently balance themselves with their hands can harshly jab their horse's mouth. Of course a snaffle bit can be quite harsh if a rider is heavy handed, but a curb bit with its leverage action will amplify any mistakes that much more. If you feel you must use a curb bit, choose one with the shortest shank you can find. Ideally a curb bit should only be used if your horse has learned all his lessons well in a snaffle bit.

Often riders will resort to a curb bit, or long shanked mechanical hackamore because they don't have enough 'whoa', in a milder bit. If you are having trouble stopping, you would be better off going back to schooling and reinforcing the basics. If a horse is hard mouthed it's because the rider has been riding with inconsiderate hands.

There is nothing wrong with riding in with a curb bit, provided you understand how it works and how to use it. If you are showing western, you'll probably need to ride with some sort of western curb bit. Just remember that when you pull on the reins with a curb bit, your rein aid is amplified because of the leverage action. You will need to learn to ride with very light, considerate hands.

One thing that is sometimes overlooked is the shape of the horse's mouth and dental condition. If you find your horse is having difficulty holding the bit, is lolling his tongue, tossing his head, or stiffening his jaw and poll, it may be because the bit is uncomfortable in its mouth. Some horses have shallow palates, thick tongues or other conformation that makes it difficult to carry some bits. Overgrown teeth and wolf teeth may interfere with the way the bit sits in the horse's mouth. A vet or equine dentist can help with dentition problems. And it might take some trial and error to find a bit that is comfortable for your horse to carry. Consider a bitless bridle for hard fit horses.

When choosing a bit for a new horse, consider what the horse has been ridden in before. It wouldn't be fair to use a long shanked curb bit on a horse that has only ever been ridden in a snaffle and expect it to understand your aids completely. But if the horse is used to a long shanked curb, you might find the horse doesn't respond well-you might not have enough brakes-in a simple snaffle.

This does not mean you can not make a transition from one type of bit to the other. Horses that are ridden in a curb bit because they have learned to ignore a milder bit can be re-schooled. And if for some reason you want to ride in a curb bit, you can school your horse to understand your aids with your considerate hands.

Trying out different bits can get expensive if you have to buy each one. Either borrow bits to try out, or head to the consignment section of your tack shop.