Fitting and Bitting

If the Bit Fits…

Did you know that a bit should sit with 1-2 lip wrinkles at the corner of the mouth on either side and should ideally show around 1/4″ on either side? Too tight, and any movable cheek pieces may pinch; too loose, and the rider’s directional aids won’t be clear. Some bits differ in their fit so how do you ensure that your horse has his bit fitted correctly? We find out in this feature.

MAY13 Bits