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May 19, 2020 3 min read 0 Comments

Part 1: What Horse BIT is the best for me?

So, you have the perfect horse bridle and you are looking for the perfect horse bit to attach to it and your reins, but thinking there are so many types!! Check out these bits and what they are used for to guide you on the right path of getting the bit you need...

Loose Rings

A loose ring bit is pretty basic. It has round loose bit rings. It is accepted by most horses. The thinner the bit the more experienced the horse and rider should be to use it.

Team up Loose Ring

  • An ergonomically modernised French Link
  • A much more comfortable mouthpiece that promotes better performance all round
  • A very popular all-round snaffle

Team up Loose Ring

Verbindend Loose Ring

  • Greatly clarifies and emphasis the signals through the rein
  • Promotes self-carriage, thoroughness, and a true outline
  • Freedom through the shoulder is usually enhanced
  • Highly recommended for horses that are 'on the forehand

Turtle Top with Flex Loose Ring

  • The modern mouthpiece with the revolutionary working angle, optimising comfort for your horse
  • Sits further back, taking up very little room in the mouth whilst offering a broad, smooth weight-bearing surface 
  • Clarifies and enhances the rein aids
  • Proven to eradicate many tongue evasions promoting happy relaxed acceptance

Beval

Beval bits are also known as Swivel bits. They have extra eyes on the inside of the bit rings, it works soft and you can attach the bridle to the upper eye of the horse bridle and the bottom eye is for the reins.

 Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval 

  • A good upgrade from a loose ring
  • Designed to reinforce outline, turning and control

Tranz Angled Lozenge Beval Horse Bit

Universal

The universal bits are ideal for people requiring more control, it raises the bit in the horse's mouth in a similar way to a traditional gag without the same severity.

 Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal

  • A good upgrade from a loose ring
  • Designed to reinforce outline, turning and control
  • Popular for general hacking, novice showing or workers
  • Extremely popular versatile bit as it allows various rein options

Tranz Angled Lozenge Universal

Verbindend Universal

  • Sourced for extra control during faster work
  • A popular tool for flatwork training often used with 2 reins and a curb strap
  • A versatile all-rounder that offers varying degrees of control and greater lift through the shoulder without discomfort or severity

Jumper

Designed for extra control, sitting them on their hocks and helps make tighter turns. Perfect for outline, straightness and turning. Useful for a horse that has a sensitive mouth prone to rubs, chafing etc.

Tranz Angled Lozenge Jumper

  • A versatile bit offering varying degrees of control
  • Use the middle ring to mimic the Baucher, helping with general training/outline
  • Use bottom ring for extra control, to sit them on their hocks and make those tight turns

 

Pelham

This bit has short and long shanks, short shanks is a baby Pelham, longshanks is a normal Pelham. It can be used with one or two reins. It is often used with strong horses.

Tranz Angled Lozenge Pelham

  • Recommended for control, self-carriage, and outline
  • Eliminates the wooden feel that a solid mouthpiece often produces
  • Popular in the show ring with 2 reins
  • Pelham roundings optional for control on one rein
  • A curb sleeve is often recommended

Tranz Angled Lozenge Pelham

Turtle Top with Flex Pelham

  • The modern mouthpiece with the revolutionary working angle 
  • Horses do not generally lean or block in this very comfortable, clever design
  • Popular in the show ring or as a tool for extra control
  • Promotes outline and response

 

Baucher

These bits have a long arm that extends upwards from the snaffle ring and includes an eye to attach the cheekpiece.

Pony Tranz Angled Lozenge Baucher

  • Helps the child to encourage their pony into a sustainable rounder, more correct outline
  • Recommended if your pony is constantly resisting, strung out or coming above the bit
  • Assists with steering

Pony Tranz Angled Lozenge Baucher

Now you've found the perfect horse bit... you need to get the right size! Check out Part 2: Sizing your bit click here

Helen Best
Helen Best



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